HC Deb 20 December 1985 vol 89 c373W
Mr. Andrew F. Bennett

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will introduce legislation to amend the Defence Act 1842 to provide for proposals to stop up and reprovide footpaths to be subject to formal public representation; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Norman Lamont

In view of the obligation under the Defence Act 1842 to provide a substitute footpath which is not substantially less convenient than the route which is closed, it is not considered necessary to amend the Act in the manner suggested.