HC Deb 06 March 1969 vol 779 c647
6. Mr. Gower

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what additional road improvements he will initiate to ensure better communications to the town and port of Barry.

Mr. Ifor Davies

The hon. Member will find a list of the major road improvement schemes being carried out or planned for the next few years in Appendix 2 of the Annual Report for 1968 (Cmnd. 3930). These include trunk road schemes which will, among other things, improve communications to Barry and other ports in South Wales.

Mr. Gower

In his consideration of this matter, will the Minister take account of the fact that delay in the environs of the Cardiff area is leading to serious expense for companies such as B.P. Chemicals, which says that it costs it many thousands of pounds a year to get through that area? Will he expedite schemes to ease the standstill in the industrial area of Cardiff?

Mr. Davies

We take note of the emphasis which the hon. Member has laid on what certainly is a very important matter.