HC Deb 26 July 1965 vol 717 c12W
Mr. Carol Johnson

asked the Minister of Land and Natural Resources how many access agreements under the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act, 1949, have been made in respect of each county in England and Wales to the latest available date; and what acreage is covered by such agreements in each case.

Mr. Willey

I am responsible for access agreements made in respect of areas within the boundaries of National Parks in England. Agreements have been made as follows:

National Park Number of Agreements Acres Covered
Devon 1 5
Lake District
Lancashire 1 16
Cumberland 3 10.25
Peak District
Derbyshire 14 32,040.3
Yorkshire, West Riding 3 6,536
Cheshire 1 9,238
Yorkshire Dales
Yorkshire, West Riding 1 2,349

Agreements in other parts of England are the responsibility of my right hon. Friend the Minister of Housing and Local Government. I understand that agreements have been made as follows:

County Number of Agreements Acres Covered
Devon 1 0.95
East Sussex 1 *
Hampshire 1 *
Lancashire 7 *
Surrey (In area of outstanding Natural Beauty) 1 261.2
West Suffolk 1 230
* information not available.
In addition one access order has been made in the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Agreements in Wales are the responsibility of my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Wales. I understand that no agreements have been made in Wales.