§ The Minister of Town and Country Planning (Mr. Silkin)
I cannot add to the answer given to my hon. Friend the Member for East Islington (Mr. E. Fletcher) on 10th February.
§ Mr. Sharp
In view of the fact that I have not got that answer with me, can my right hon. Friend say what has actually taken place so far which has not involved legislation, and, in particular, what request he has made that an early survey should be made of the existing rights of way and footpaths?
§ Mr. Silkin
The answer on 10th February was to the effect that the whole matter was being examined.
§ Mr. Eric Fletcher
When does my right hon. Friend expect to be in a position to give a definite reply?
§ Mr. Skeffington-Lodge
Will my right hon. Friend bear in mind that while this process of examination is going on, more and more footpaths and rights of way are being closed all over the country, and that this is causing great disturbance?