§ 51. Mr. Parker
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what progress has been made in reinstating the towpath along the Thames as a public footpath from Lechlade to Teddington; and if he will give particulars of sections still to be reinstated and the local county authorities through which they pass.
§ Mr. MacColl
My right hon. Friend is advised by his right hon. Friend the 271W Minister of Land and Natural Resources that there is no current proposal to designate the Thames towpath as a long distance public footpath from Lechlade to Teddington. However, there are approximately 100 miles of public paths bordering the river between these two places. The creation of further footpaths is a matter for local initiative.