§ Mr. Neil Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Transport how many complaints have been received by his Department in each of the last three years on the subject of nuisance or potential nuisance caused by balloons used for the purposes of aerial advertising.
§ Mr. David Mitchell
My Department and the Department of Trade, which until recently had the policy responsibility, have received expressions of concern at the potential effect on the environment of our proposed relaxation of the present ban on advertising by captive balloons. However, there have been few if any complaints to us about actual cases of such advertising.