HC Deb 15 March 1999 vol 327 cc468-9W
Mr. Paul Marsden

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what(a) percentage and (b) length of public rights of way are open to (i) horseriders and (ii) cyclists in each county in England and Wales; and if he will make a statement. [76882]

Mr. Meacher

This information is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

England and Wales have an estimated total of 130,000 miles (209,000 km) of rights of way, of which over 38,000 miles (61,000 km) or 29 per cent. may be used lawfully by horseriders and cyclists.