§ 79. Mr. Lipton
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government which counties have complied with the requirement of the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949 to complete the survey of footpaths, bridleways and old tracks; which counties have not yet complied; and what action he is taking to enforce compliance.
§ Mr. Skeffington
Definitive maps cannot be published until all disputes have been resolved, but recent progress towards completion of the survey has been good. Every effort is being made to expedite matters and my right hon. Friend has directed one county (York-92W shire East Riding) to publish its definitive map by the end of the year.
Following is the available information:
Counties which have completed definitive maps for the whole of their area: Berkshire Rutland Buckinghamshire Shropshire Cumberland Staffordshire Dorset Suffolk (East) Durham Suffolk (West) Essex Surrey Hampshire Sussex (East) Herefordshire Warwickshire Isle of Wight Westmorland Lancashire Wiltshire Leicestershire Worcestershire Lincoln (Parts of Holland) Yorkshire (North Riding) Lincoln (Parts of Kesteven) Anglesey Breconshire Norfolk Cardiganshire Northamptonshire Flintshire Northumberland Merioneth Oxfordshire Pembrokeshire Radnorshire Counties which have completed definitive maps for the whole of their area: Bedfordshire Kent Cambridge and the Isle of Ely Lincoln (Parts of Lindsey) Cheshire Nottinghamshire Cornwall Somerset Derbyshire Sussex (West) Gloucestershire Yorkshire (West Riding) Hertfordshire Huntingdon and Peterborough Carmarthenshire Monmouthshire Counties still without definitive maps: Caernarvonshire Glamorgan Denbighshire Montgomeryshire Yorkshire (East Riding)