§ Mr. Andrew Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when he received the order made by Oxfordshire county council to create a public footpath through Wychwood forest; when he expects a public inquiry to be held to consider the objections; and when he expects the decision on the order to be issued.
§ Mr. Moynihan
The Secretary of State for the Environment received the order on 2 June 1987. Subject to confirmation by Oxfordshire county council the inquiry will be held on 19 July. A decision will then be issued as soon as possible.