When Liz Houghton opened the St Ives Complementary Health Centre on London Road, she wanted a particular sign to announce the new business. But her chosen sign-writer, Alex Thurston, of Wilburton-based Image Signs, assured her that she would not get planning consent. A centuries-old law required that any sign over the public highway must be at a height that enabled a horseman wearing a top hat to pass safely under it. So that was what she applied for, and Huntingdonshire planners duly obliged. But what was this archaic legislation that put yet another obstacle in the way of budding entrepreneurs, The Hunts Post wanted to know. And was it something our MPs, Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon) and Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire), both of whom are on the House of Commons committee investigating it, put right in the massive Company Law Reform Bill that is now before Parliament?