Tonyrefail 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 Alec Jones Mr Alec Jones , Rhondda West 12:00 am, 18th December 1972

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what stage has been reached in the planning of the Tonyrefail bypass.

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

Glamorgan County Council, the highway authority, is carrying out preliminary survey work. My right hon. and learned Friend awaits its proposals.

Photo of Mr Alec Jones Mr Alec Jones , Rhondda West

Does not the Minister agree that this road would be of considerable advantage to the commuters who travel daily from Rhondda to Llantrisant and Cardiff and that it would be of tremendous advantage in attracting new industry to the whole area? Will he take steps to speed up the construction of this vital road?

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

I would not disagree with the hon. Member about the importance of the matter. I believe he wrote to the Welsh Office in December 1971 about it. All I would say is that it is a matter for the local authority concerned.