§ 34. Mr. Blenkinsop
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will give orders to prevent the use of footpaths and tracks in National Parks and of sections of the Pennine Way for Army motor-cycle trials.
§ Mr. Reynolds
I do not think that any further orders are necessary. Motor-cycle trials form an essential part of military training and are normally carried out in established training areas. Where exceptionally it is proposed to hold trials on private land, the owners, local authority and police are consulted and their prior agreement sought. We have suggested to the National Parks Commission that it should arrange for county councils, when considering applications of this nature, to ensure that amenity interests are not overlooked.