HC Deb 02 May 1968 vol 763 cc1263-4
9. Mr. Ednyfed Hudson Davies

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will now make a statement on the results of the feasibility study of re-routing the A55 across the lower Conway Valley and through Bwlch y Ddeufaen so as to bypass the coastal area of the towns of Colwyn Bay, Llandudno Junction, Conway, Penmaenmawr and Llanfairfechan.

Mr. Ifor Davies

The Study Group is at present completing its report, which is concerned with the whole question of improving east-west communications in the Conway and Colwyn Bay area and not solely with the feasibility of the route named in the Question.

My right hon. Friend is not in a position to make a statement at present.

Mr. Ednyfed Hudson Davies

Will my hon. Friend, when he does decide, bear in mind that the cost of an inland road bypassing all these North Wales towns should be offset against the cost of the individual by-pass for each town and not, as seems to be the case now, merely against the cost of crossing the river at Conway?

Mr. Ifor Davies

Yes, Sir, my right hon. Friend will take note of these matters. It is appreciated that there is considerable public interest in this matter and my right hon. Friend will be glad to issue a statement after he has received and studied the report.

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