HC Deb 17 November 1986 vol 105 c299
8. Mr. Raffan

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he has any plans to improve access from the A55 to the town of Prestatyn; and if he will make a statement.

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

No, Sir. This is a matter for the local highway authority.

Mr. Raffan

Is my hon. Friend aware of the understandable concern of Rhuddlan borough council, 26 per cent. of whose rate revenue is generated by tourism, that the improvement to the A55; which is the responsibility of the Welsh Office, will encourage tourist traffic to travel further westwards? Will he impress on Clwyd county council the need for urgency in providing easier access to Prestatyn, by bringing forward the A5151 Dyserth bypass scheme?

Mr. Roberts

I understand that the county council is discussing with the Rhuddlan borough council the issue of improved access in Rhyl and Prestatyn. At one of its recent meetings the issue of bypasses of Rhuddlan and Dyserth was discussed. I appreciate my hon. Friend's concern about the future of tourism in that area. I am sure that the county council will note what he has said.