§ Lord Melchett
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they are satisfied with progress made by county and London borough councils with the implementation of their duties under Part III of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 for the revision of definitive maps of public rights of way.
§ Lord Belstead
While I am satisfied that the majority of authorities are getting to grips with the important task of updating definitive maps, it is clear that progress varies across the country. The speed with which surveying authorities deal with the work depends on the assessment by each authority of the degree of importance which rights of way work needs to be accorded in the particular circumstances and needs resource of their county or borough.