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Volume 405: debated on Wednesday 21 May 2003

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To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what guidance his Department gives local authorities in relation to the adoption of footpaths. [112885]

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I have been asked to reply.My Department has recently issued a Guidance Note to local authorities on the adoption of private streets and footpaths. I have arranged for copies to be placed in the Libraries of the House.