HC Deb 27 July 1993 vol 229 c912W
Ms Walley

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he last met members from each of the national parks authorities to discuss improvements in access to the national parks for tourists; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Key

Neither my right hon. Friend nor I have recently met members of the national park authorities to discuss access for tourists; nor have they asked for such a meeting. Tourist access would normally be a matter for the national parks authorities to pursue with local highway authorities who would also need to take into account the interests of local people and others travelling in the area.