HL Deb 26 January 1999 vol 596 c148WA
The Earl of Mar and Kellie

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will have any plans to introduce a scheme of funding for public footpath maintenance in Scotland, to complement the existing funding for footpath creation. [HL567]

Lord Sewel

I understand that Scottish Natural Heritage is currently considering various options for securing the funds needed for the long-term maintenance of path networks established under its Paths for All initiative. Recipients of capital grant from SNH towards footpath creation, however, have a responsibility for maintaining that investment.