HC Deb 24 November 1975 vol 901 c471
11. Mr. Michael Roberts

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what representations he has received about the need for additional interchanges on the M4 to serve Cardiff and South Glamorgan.

Mr. Barry Jones

Since my right hon. and learned Friend announced his decision on the Castleton to Coryton section of the M4 we have received such representations from the Cardiff City Council, two local councillors and a number of residents of Whitchurch: and the representations on behalf of people in the Lisvane area who take a different view.

Mr. Roberts

Will the Minister allay the growing fears about the present proposals by agreeing to talks with the county of South Glamorgan with a view to solving the problem of interchanges?

Mr. Barry Jones

I recollect the rehearsal of the arguments in an Adjournment debate of recent days with the hon. Member. Our decision does not mean that new interchanges are necessarily excluded for ever, but there must be a supporting road network. As I told the hon. Member during the Adjournment debate on 3rd November, the need for interchanges will be considered when the county council comes forward with its plans for a road network.

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