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Rights Of Way

Volume 410: debated on Friday 19 September 2003

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To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps have been taken to assess whether any land held by the Church of England may be suitable for dedicating for access under section 16 of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000. [131573]

No such assessment has been made. The Commissioners are committed to protecting public rights of way over their land and ensuring that such rights are respected. Any proposals for additional rights that were compatible with the Commissioners' trustee obligations and had no adverse effect on the land or tenants would be looked at on their merits.