§ 59. Mr. Parker
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government, what is the mileage of towpath along the Thames in Oxfordshire and Berkshire which has been taken into care by the two county councils; and what percentage this is, respectively, of the total Thames towpath in those areas.
§ Mr. Skeffington
The mileage of towpath along the Thames in Oxfordshire and Berkshire is 38 and 50 respectively; the length of river-bank footpaths over which the public have a right of way is 21 miles in Oxfordshire and 52 miles in Berkshire. Not all the Thames towpath is a public right of way; a public right of way exists on some riverside paths which are not towpaths. It would not be meaningful to express one as a percentage of the other.