§ Mr. Arthur Davidson
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he is satisfied with the rate of progress being made in securing greater public access to open country; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Greenwood
There is an urgent need for more access and I shall give all the help I can to local planning authorities and to the Countryside Commission to secure this. If negotiations for agreements fail, I shall be prepared to use my powers to make or confirm access orders in suitable cases.