HL Deb 01 December 1997 vol 583 c147WA
Lord Williams of Elvel

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What proposals they have to prevent damage to the countryside in England and Wales by four-wheel drive off-road vehicles.

Baroness Hayman

We have been considering the responses to last year's consultation exercise on managing vehicles on rights of way. We intend to make an announcement shortly. Local highway authorities already have powers under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 to prevent or restrict traffic on rights of way where it causes damage.