§ Mr. Finch
My right hon. Friend is not yet in a position to make an announcement about the Welsh road programme as a whole up to 1971. The Chancellor's statement will not affect 1853 schemes already started. Nor will it affect schemes due to start in the next six months but which are for development districts or areas of high unemployment, or for providing access to ports, or are needed to complete or extend projects already started.
§ Mr. Box
I thank the Under-Secretary of State for that information, which is slightly encouraging. One recognises that there are economic factors that may cause delay in the further programme. Will the hon. Gentleman ensure that his right hon. Friend keeps the situation very much before his Cabinet colleagues, as the road programme has considerable significance for the future economy of Wales?
§ Mr. Gibson-Watt
Can the hon. Gentleman say anything specific in regard to the road programme east to west? Has he any particular announcement to make about this?
§ Mr. Scott-Hopkins
How much of the road programme has to be postponed in Wales because of the Chancellor's statement? Are there to be any postponements at any particular time in Wales?