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Schedule (B)

Volume 978: debated on Wednesday 6 February 1980

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( New Standing Order)

'Posting of notices in case of stopping up, etc., of public foot-paths or bridleways.
12A.. In the case of a Bill whereby it is proposed to stop up or divert any specified public foot-path or bridleway, not later than the twentieth day of November notice of the proposal shall be displayed in a prominent position at the ends of the part of the foot-path or bridleway proposed to be stopped up or diverted'.

I should tell the House that the only substantial alterations made by the amendments are to bring the permitted hours for the deposit of documents in the Private Bill Office into line with the new hours of the sitting of the House on a Friday and to ensure that, when there are Bills by which it is proposed to stop up or divert foot-paths, people are properly informed by notices in newspapers and on the foot-paths themselves.

I thank the hon. Member for Stockport, North (Mr. Bennett) for bringing the latter problem to my attention. The rest of the amendments make minor changes to Standing Orders since the last amendments in 1975.

Question put and agreed to.