§ 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.