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Countryside and Rights of Way Act

Volume 456: debated on Thursday 1 February 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) whether funding will be provided to access authorities for ongoing costs in relation to Part I of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 in 2008-09; (117592)

(2) what funding his Department has provided for (a) the implementation and (b) ongoing work in relation to Part I of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 to each access authority in each year since 2004.

National Park authorities are access authorities in National Parks. In relation to any other land, the access authority is the local highway authority in whose area the land is situated.

The Department's funding to National Parks for the preparation and implementation of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 Act (Parts I and V) is as follows:

£

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

Broads

25,000

25,000

Dartmoor

100,000

350,000

350,000

Exmoor

100,000

350,000

350,000

Lake District

400,000

450,000

450,000

New Forest

150,000

Northumberland

150,000

350,000

350,000

North York moors

300,000

450,000

450,000

Peak District

500,000

450,000

450,000

Yorkshire Dales

300,000

450,000

450,000

Total

1,850,000

2,875,000

3,025,000