HC Deb 19 June 1972 vol 839 cc24-5
29. Mr. Michael Roberts

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what proposals he has to improve safety conditions and prevent traffic congestion on Manor Way and North Road, in view of the proposal to use these roads as a temporary link between Eastern Avenue and the M4 from Coryton to Capel Llaniltene.

Mr. Peter Thomas

This is a most important issue and officials are examining the problems likely to arise. Decisions should be reached shortly.

Mr. Roberts

Is my right hon. and learned Friend aware that this road is already over-congested and that there is very grave alarm in the area, especially as regards the safety of children? Will my right hon. and learned Friend assure us that adequate preparations will be made if this is to be used as a motorway link? Will he assure us, further, that every step will be taken to expedite the construction of the M4 east of the Merthyr-Cardiff trunk road?

Mr. Thomas

Certainly I can give my hon. Friend the assurances for which he asks. The whole route is being examined, and my officials are considering all the points and representations being made.