HC Deb 20 April 1948 vol 449 cc130-1W
85. Mr. Gooch

asked the Minister of Agriculture if he will inquire into the number of footpaths diverted during the war at the instance of county agricultural committees, with a view to securing their early reinstatement.

Mr. G. Brown

About 2,500 footpaths were diverted under authorities given by county war agricultural executive committees under Defence Regulation 62 (5A). This Regulation was revoked on 28th September, 1945, and committees were then instructed to tell farmers concerned that the protection afforded by the Regulation was withdrawn and that they should restore the public facilities which previously existed.