HC Deb 01 February 1971 vol 810 c1245
28. Mr. Goronwy Roberts

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement on the rebuilding of the Aber Bridge in Caernarvon.

Mr. Peter Thomas

The question of building a bridge over the Afon Seiont is under discussion between the Caernarvon County Council and the Caernarvon Royal Borough Council. At the county council's request, I am arranging a further meeting between my officials and those of the two authorities.

Mr. Roberts

I thank the Minister of State for that answer, which is a little more encouraging than the reports we have heard that his Department has been dragging its feet in the matter. Does he realise that the rebuilding of this bridge is of immense importance to the Royal Borough, and especially to its great and growing tourist trade?

Mr. Gibson-Watt

I assure the right hon. Gentleman, whose interest in the matter is well known, that the Welsh Office is not dragging its feet. I myself met representatives of both councils, and I have expressed my willingness to meet them again whenever they wish.