Queensferry Bypass

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 18th December 1972.

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Photo of Mr Barry Jones Mr Barry Jones , Flintshire East 12:00 am, 18th December 1972

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what special emergency measures he will take to alleviate traffic congestion on the Queensferry bypass and the surrounding area.

Photo of Mr David Gibson-Watt Mr David Gibson-Watt , Hereford

I have nothing further to add to the answer given to the hon. Member on 10th April.

Photo of Mr Barry Jones Mr Barry Jones , Flintshire East

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that traffic conditions at Queens-ferry roundabout are a sorry and hair-raising shambles and are impeding industrial development? Will he sanction the immediate erection of a flyover at the Queensferry roundabout and thus help the steel and Vauxhall car workers?

Finally, may I ask whether the Secretary of State for Wales is aware that in my constituency we call him Peter Promise because he gives no action but only promises?

Photo of Mr David Gibson-Watt Mr David Gibson-Watt , Hereford

I cannot accept the hon. Gentleman's winding up comment. I am aware that there has been congestion in the area to which the Question refers, and the Department has been concerned about it for some time. Although the construction of a temporary flyover could afford some relief, it would take some time to design and erect and would be likely to cause additional complications on this restricted site when the improved junction comes to be built.