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Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer: My Lords, I thank the Government for bringing forward this amendment in the short time they had available to resolve these difficult issues. In particular, I thank the Minister for explaining subsection (3)(b), which was quite difficult to interpret. There is no doubt that these smaller open spaces are important to people, and I believe that this provision will be valuable.
I also appreciate the Minister's definition of what the Government have in mind in relation to the term "neighbourhood". As I understand it, the intention is to widen the definition of "locality" so that there can be no argument if people from an area generally use a green. Whether it is a locality or a neighbourhood, that is an adequate test. I thank the Government for that.
Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton: My Lords, with regard to the noble Baroness's second question, the intention when introducing the phrase was to clarify that the area from which the users come does not have to follow an administrative boundary. I understand that the timescale is approximately the same. Therefore, I am sure that the noble Baroness will find it acceptable. Should I find that I am in error, I shall of course write to her.
("1980 c. 66. The Highways Act 1980. Section 134(5).")
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|1981 c. 69.||The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.||In section 39(1), the words "both in the countryside and".")|
Page 61, line 14, leave out ("and 16") and insert ("to 17").
Page 61, line 21, after ("10,") insert ("11").
Page 61, line 22, at end insert--
("sections (Local access forums) and (Local access forums: supplementary).").
Page 61, line 36, at end insert--
(""local access forum" means a local access forum established under section (Local access forums).").
House adjourned at fifteen minutes before two o'clock.
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