HC Deb 23 July 1973 vol 860 cc1135-6
6. Mr. Coleman

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what provision is being made in the construction of the new trunk road being constructed at Glynneath for pedestrians to cross the road in the vicinity of the Lamb and Flag Hotel; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Peter Thomas

I expect most pedestrians to continue to use the pedestrian crossing over the existing trunk road. Persons who need to cross the new road will be able to use a footway leading to a point away from the junction of the two roads.

Mr. Coleman

I am grateful for that reply. Does the right hon. and learned Gentleman recall the representations made to him about the existing pedestrian crossing? Is he aware that the same conditions will obtain with the new road and that the conditions will be intensified? Is he aware that since the construction of this pedestrian crossing a child welfare clinic has been constructed, which means that there will be considerable traffic across the road by parents taking children to the clinic?

Mr. Thomas

I recall the correspondence about the crossing. That was about a year ago. I will keep the matter under review but, as we assess the position now, the existing crossing should be enough.