§ 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. 
§ Mr. Meacher
[pursuant to his reply, 15 March 1999, c. 468–69]: The figures contained a miscalculation. The second part of the reply should have read:163WEngland and Wales have an estimated total of 130,000 miles (209,000km) of rights of way, of which over 29,000 miles (47,000km) or 22 per cent. may be used lawfully by horseriders and cyclists".