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Landowners (Footpaths And Bridleways)

Volume 98: debated on Wednesday 4 June 1986

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will bring forward proposals to pay a subsidy to landowners for footpaths and bridleways which cross their land.

This is one of a number of propositions on which views are currently being canvassed by the Countryside Commission in its "Recreation 2000" discussion paper, and I would wish to await any recommendation the commission might make following its consultations.