HC Deb 11 March 1957 vol 566 cc798-9
49. Mr. P. Thomas

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether a start can now be made with the approval of schemes under the Agriculture (Improvement of Roads) Act, 1955.

Mr. Amory

Provision has been made in the estimates of the Agriculture Departments for 1957.1958 for schemes under the Agriculture (Improvement of Roads) Act, 1955, at a total cost to the Exchequer not exceeding £250,000. This will allow for the approval of a limited number of schemes in Great Britain chosen for their special merit and urgency.

Mr. Thomas

Is my right hon. Friend aware that his reply, in spite of the fact that it announces a somewhat smaller amount of money to be spent, will be received with relief and pleasure generally, and in particular in North-West Wales?

Mr. Amory

I realise the importance of North-West Wales, and of Wales in general, and I can assure my hon. Friend that I will see that Welsh claims in this matter are carefully and sympathetically considered.

Mr. E. L. Mallalleu

May I ask the right hon. Gentleman how many results like that at Warwick and Leamington are necessary before such an announcement can be made?

Mr. Amory

I can hardly see the relevance of the hon. and learned Gentleman's intervention.

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