HC Deb 05 May 1971 vol 816 cc370-1W
43. Mr. Golding

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment, how many public footpaths were taken out of use in the past year.

Mr. Michael Heseltine

My Department has records of public path closure orders only where Ministerial action is involved either in making an order or in confirming an opposed order made by a local authority. During 1970 there were in England 33 such orders.