§ Mrs. Helen Jackson
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when he expects to meet the Countryside Commission's target to clear, waymark and remove obstructions from all the 120,000 miles of public right of way in England.
§ Mr. Atkins
Achieving the target is essentially a matter for local highway authorities, with farmers, landowners and path users also having a role to play. The Countryside Commission's "Milestones" initiative encourages all those involved with rights of way to work together to achieve the target. Good progress is being made.