Mr Robert Harvey: Will my right hon. Friend give the House an assurance that, in view of the extreme intimidation and distress undergone by so many moderate miners in the dispute, and in view of the enormous courage shown by those miners, the Government have no plans to try to persuade the NCB to bring the dispute to a speedy conclusion that negates the essential principles on which the board is standing?
Mr Robert Harvey: Can my right hon. Friend guarantee that there will be no further large cuts in quotas in subsequent years so that dairy farmers, having absorbed the present blow with great difficulty, can plan with confidence for the future?
Mr Robert Harvey: As the great majority of miners who are affected by closures have been offered jobs in other pits, will the Secretary of State urge the miners to go back to work forthwith in Wales?
Mr Robert Harvey: asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will ensure that in the continuing European Economic Community negotiations the interests of Welsh milk producers are safeguarded.
Mr Robert Harvey: I am grateful to my right hon. Friend for that reply. Is he aware of the critical state in which not only Welsh hill cow producers but Welsh hill sheep farmers have been left because of the suspension of grants following the failure to reach agreement by the Council of Ministers in Brussels?
Mr Robert Harvey: Will my right hon. Friend ensure that any changes that are made are not carried out in the brutal, vicious and sudden way that the Labour Government withdrew the regional employment premium in 1976?
Mr Robert Harvey: asked the Secretary of State for Wales whether he will give urgent priority to the construction and completion of the Chirk and Ruabon bypass on the A5.
Mr Robert Harvey: I welcome my hon. Friend's reply. Is he prepared to say that, as soon as resources allow, the A5, which is one of the most dangerous and congested roads in the United Kingdom, will be improved further?
Mr Robert Harvey: I am grateful for the opportunity to represent the constituency of Clwyd, South-West. It has one of the finest and proudest farming traditions in Wales and the United Kingdom, and has enormous potential for the expansion of small businesses and tourism. It has an industrial tradition that should provide a major incentive to new industries looking for promising locations in the economic...
Mr Robert Harvey: asked the Secretary of State for Wales whether he will reconsider the decision not to improve the Mold-Ruthin trunk road in view of its bad accident record and in the light of the further fatal accident on 17 June.
Mr Robert Harvey: I am grateful to my hon. Friend for that reply. What would be the cost of an improvement to eliminate the Llanbedr bend? What are the road-building priorities in the area?