HC Deb 29 April 1998 vol 311 c128W
Sir Michael Spicer

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what statistical analyses of the usage of footpaths designated under rights of way legislation he has(a) commissioned and (b) evaluated; and if he will publish the results of the latest available. [39891]

Angela Eagle

Highway authorities have statutory responsibilities for recording and maintaining public rights of way, including footpaths, in their areas. My Department does not hold records of footpath usage, nor have we commissioned or evaluated any statistical analysis of usage.