Trunk Roads, Carmarthenshire

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 27th November 1972.

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Photo of Mr Gwynoro Jones Mr Gwynoro Jones , Carmarthen 12:00 am, 27th November 1972

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he is satisfied with the progress made in the planning preparations for the major trunk road schemes in Carmarthenshire; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Mr Peter Thomas Mr Peter Thomas , Hendon South

Planning of the eight major trunk road schemes in the county is proceeding as quickly as possible.

Photo of Mr Gwynoro Jones Mr Gwynoro Jones , Carmarthen

The right hon. and learned Gentleman will realise that the people of Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire are looking forward to the day when the plans become reality. Will he reiterate and re-emphasise the clear promise given to the people of Carmarthenshire that the Pontardulais bypass, the Carmarthen bypass and the St. Clares bypass will be ready by 1976?

Photo of Mr Peter Thomas Mr Peter Thomas , Hendon South

Progress is being made, and will continue to be made, as quickly as the preparatory and statutory processes allow.

Photo of Mr Nicholas Edwards Mr Nicholas Edwards , Pembrokeshire

Will my right hon. and learned Friend take note of the recommendation in the report published by the CBI this morning that the M4 should be continued all the way to Milford?

Photo of Mr Peter Thomas Mr Peter Thomas , Hendon South

I certainly take note of that, and I fully appreciate the value of good communications to the future prosperity of South-West Wales.