HC Deb 09 April 1973 vol 854 c920
16. Mr. Michael Roberts

asked the Secretary of State for Wales whether he is aware that since the completion of the first section of the Cardiff-Merthyr trunk road there has been a considerable increase in the number of heavy lorries passing through neighbouring residential areas such as Ty Wern Road; and if he has any proposals to alleviate the probem.

Mr. Peter Thomas

Yes, I am aware of a growth in traffic. But I am sure that the Cardiff City Council, which is the responsible highway authority for roads such as Ty Wern Road, will be keeping the position under review.

Mr. Roberts

Does my right hon. and learned Friend agree that the daily channelling of thousands of vehicles, many of them very heavy vehicles, to the entry point of the Cardiff-Merthyr trunk road is an example of the good of the majority being paid for by the suffering of the few? Will he investigate this matter with a view to bringing some relief to my constituents?

Mr. Thomas

I appreciate the concern which has been expressed. The roads in question are the responsibility of the Cardiff City Council. If it wishes to discuss the matter with the Welsh Office, I shall be glad to arrange a discussion.