HC Deb 02 November 1970 vol 805 cc644-5
10. Mr. Probed

asked the Secretary of State for Wales when the level-crossing at Commercial Street, Aberdare, will be completely removed.

Mr. Peter Thomas

This is a matter for Aberdare Urban District Council and British Rail. The removal of the level crossing is included in the principal road programme for 1972–73.

Mr. Probed

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that serious problems have been created for my constituents by the traffic congestion over many years? Any help that he can give towards the progress of the work would be welcome to them.

Mr. Peter Thomas

I understand that there are considerable difficulties in Aberdare. British Rail is discussing the matter with the urban district council and is trying to reach agreement on the timing of the scheme.