HC Deb 27 January 1971 vol 810 c122W
70. Mr. Woodhouse

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will introduce a Bill to require local and riparian authorities to facilitate the riding of horses on the tow paths of rivers and canals wherever practicable.

Mr. Michael Heseltine

No. Local authorities already have power to create bridleways, but it is for navigation authorities to decide whether horse riding can properly be allowed on tow paths under their control.