§ 3. Mr. Ron Davies
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what plans he has to improve access to the countryside.186W
§ Mr. Baldry
The rights of way network provides the means by which most people can visit and enjoy the countryside. We are strongly supporting the Countryside Commission in its work with local authorities to improve this network and to bring it all into good order by the year 2000. We have created incentives to landowners to provide greater opportunities for public access through the countryside stewardship scheme, and increased funds for the national park authorities to open up new areas for public enjoyment. We shall announce further measures shortly.
§ 18. Mr. Martlew
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what plans he has to improve access to the countryside.
§ Mr. Trippier
I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for Caerphilly (Mr. Davies) earlier today by my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Environment.