HC Deb 26 June 1956 vol 555 c243
19. Mr. Hayman

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what mileages, out of the 78 miles over which formal rights of way have not yet been negotiated, of the North and South Cornish coastal footpaths, respectively, are open to the public.

Mr. Powell

Approximately 30 miles of the North Coast Route and 28 miles of the South Coast Route.

Mr. Hayman

Will the Parliamentary Secretary do what he can to speed up the acquisition of the public rights of way over this long mileage, and will he bear in mind that only yesterday I had notice of an encroachment on public rights of way on the Helford River?

Mr. Powell

The hon. Gentleman's last point is a separate matter. The work of acquiring rights of way is going on. There are now only 20 miles out of a total of 268 on these two routes which are not used by the public.