§ Mr. Gordon Prentice
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what guidance he has issued to local authorities concerning the erection by(a) local authorities and (b) others of county signs at the historic boundaries of those counties. 
§ Mr. Caborn
No guidance has been issued to local authorities relating specifically to signing of historic county boundaries. But signs erected for commemorative rather than traffic management purposes are controlled by district planning authorities under the Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) Regulations 1992 in accordance with DOE circular 5/92.