§ Lord Melchett
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What advice they have given to farmers and landowners, and what general publicity they have issued, about the need to restore footpaths after they have been ploughed, in the period since October 1981.
§ Lord Skelmersdale
Circular 32/81 issued in November 1981 drew attention to the legislative changes on ploughing of public rights of way including the revised restoration requirements contained in the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. ADAS officials provide advice to farmers and landowners about the ploughing and restoration of footpaths in the course of their normal duties.