HC Deb 24 March 1986 vol 94 c591
1. Mr. Raffan

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement on the starting date for the construction of the proposed Mold bypass.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales (Mr. Wyn Roberts)

Subject to the satisfactory completion of engineering design and statutory procedures we expect the scheme to be ready to start in the period January 1988 to December 1990. This accords with the provisional programme set out in "Roads in Wales 1985".

Mr. Raffan

Is my hon. Friend aware that any delay in starting the construction of the Mold bypass will seriously hinder the industrial development and creation of jobs on the Bromfield park industrial estate and the Nercwys road industrial park at Mold? In view of the danger that that could mean the loss of industrial momentum in Delyn, which the Government have done so much to promote, will he seriously consider reverting to an earlier starting date?

Mr. Roberts

I assure my hon. Friend that there has been no delay. However, it is not really a practicable proposition to advance the start of the scheme. We are already working to the earliest possible start date.

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