Rhayader (Development plan)

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 2nd May 1968.

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Photo of Mr Tudor Watkins Mr Tudor Watkins , Breconshire and Radnorshire 12:00 am, 2nd May 1968

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what progress has been made in his technical inquiries about the development plan of Rhayader; and whether he will make a statement.

Photo of Mr George Thomas Mr George Thomas , Cardiff West

Further investigations indicate that the trunk road line selected by the consultants who prepared the Rhayader Report is more suitable than a possible alternative. I am satisfied, therefore, that the Report provides a sound basis for the expansion of the town.

Photo of Mr Tudor Watkins Mr Tudor Watkins , Breconshire and Radnorshire

Will the right hon. Gentleman accept my sincere thanks for the statement he has made? Could he go further or let the House know at some time what financial support will be given for development of Rhayader in future?

Photo of Mr George Thomas Mr George Thomas , Cardiff West

There will be discussions between the Welsh authorities and the Welsh Office on this question.