HC Deb 02 May 1968 vol 763 c1257
3. Mr. Tudor Watkins

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what progress has been made in his technical inquiries about the development plan of Rhayader; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. George Thomas

Further investigations indicate that the trunk road line selected by the consultants who prepared the Rhayader Report is more suitable than a possible alternative. I am satisfied, therefore, that the Report provides a sound basis for the expansion of the town.

Mr. Watkins

Will the right hon. Gentleman accept my sincere thanks for the statement he has made? Could he go further or let the House know at some time what financial support will be given for development of Rhayader in future?

Mr. Thomas

There will be discussions between the Welsh authorities and the Welsh Office on this question.

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