§ 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.