237 Page 101, line 19, at end insert:
'3B.—(1) In subsection (1) of section 119 of the Highways Act 1980 (diversion of footpaths and bridle-ways) for the words from the beginning to "or on to land" there shall be substituted the words "Where it appears to a council as respects a footpath or bridleway in their area (other than one that is a trunk road or a special road) that, in the interests of the owner, lessee or occupier of land crossed by the path or way or of the public, it is expedient that the line of the path or way, or part of that line, should be diverted (whether on to land of the same or".
(2) In subsection (5) of that section for the words "the council may require the owner, lessee or occupier on whose representations they are acting" there shall be substituted the words "on the representations of an owner, lessee or occupier of land crossed by the path or way, the council may require him".'.
§ The Earl of Avon
My Lords, I beg to move that this House doth agree with the Commons in their Amendment No. 237, and, with the leave of the House, I 677 should also like to move Amendment No. 238. This is the first of several amendments to the provisions in Schedule 15 relating to the making and confirmation of public path creation, diversion and extinguishment orders under the Highways Act 1980. I beg to move.
§ Moved, That this House doth agree with the Commons in the said amendments—(The Earl of Avon.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.