HC Deb 24 June 1965 vol 714 cc1915-6
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 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?

Mr. Finch

My hon. Friend will appreciate that this is a matter entirely for the authorities, but if we can spur the matter on we shall do so.

Mr. Pearson

Can my hon. Friend say whether there is any prospect of these two authorities being merged into one and thus simplifying the process?

Mr. Finch

That is quite another matter.

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