§ 6. Mr. Probert
asked the Secretary of State for Wales when he expects a start to be made on the proposed new trunk road Cardiff Merthyr East/West Link Road north of Abercynon.
§ Mr. Finch
This link road would be a classified road and its construction is 1916 a matter to be settled in the first place between the two local highway authorities, the Glamorgan County Council and the Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council, who are now in consultation with the Welsh Office about the project.
§ Mr. Probert
Is my hon. Friend aware that the residents in this area have suffered considerable inconvenience for a number of years and that the Ministry of Transport has suggested to highway authorities that an immediate solution could be brought about by the creation of a small link by-pass which would form part of the major scheme? Will he bring this matter to the attention of the highway authorities?
Can my hon. Friend say whether there is any prospect of these two authorities being merged into one and thus simplifying the process?