HC Deb 12 June 1956 vol 554 cc242-3
59. Mr. Parker

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what progress has been made with the proposed Cornish and Pembroke coastal paths.

Mr. Powell

Most parts of the two coastal routes in Cornwall are open to the public. The completion of formal agreements where new rights of way are required is proceeding. As regards Pembrokeshire, arrangements have been made covering nearly half of the 64 miles of new path necessary.

Mr. Parker

How long does the hon. Gentleman expect it will be before these two routes are completed?

Mr. Powell

I cannot say exactly, but the local authorities are going on with the work.

Mr. Hayman

Can the Minister say how many miles of the Cornish footpaths remain to be opened?

Mr. Powell

Not without notice.