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Footpaths

Volume 130: debated on Wednesday 30 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when he expects to announce a decision on the appeal made by Mr. and Mrs. John Baybutt of The Copping, Hundred End land, Hesketh Bank, Lancashire against the refusal of Lancashire county council to delete footpath 66 North Meols from the definitive map; and if he will make a statement.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what plans he has following the case David Rubenstein v. the Secretary of State for the Environment, to seek to amend the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 to give power to his Department to delete footpaths from the definitive map; and if he will make a statement.

The implications of this judgment are receiving careful consideration and a further statement will be made as soon as possible.