HC Deb 25 June 1951 vol 489 cc101-2W
73. Lieut.-Colonel Bromley-Davenport

asked the Minister of Transport to what extent regional unemployment is taken into account in deciding whether to proceed with approved road works in any area; and whether he will give a list of such schemes as are at present being carried out and which owe their existence partly or wholly to considerations of unemployment.

Mr. Barnes

This was a factor taken into account up to 1949, but in view of recent restriction on capital investment this no longer applies. The list of schemes for which the hon. Member has asked is as follows:


Durham County Council

  • Diversion of road A.67 at Winstom Village (Estimated cost £75,639).

Newcastle County Borough Council

  • Stamfordham Road, B.6324, reconstruction with dual carriageways (Estimated cost £34,234).

Middlesbrough County Borough Council

  • Improvement of South Bank Road, A.175 (Estimated cost £53,500).

Merioneth County Council

  • Barmouth-Harlech Road, A.496. Improvement between Tai Croesion and Cae Daniel (Estimated cost £58,593).
  • Dolgelly-Barmouth Road, A.496. Improvement between Bod Owen and Coesfaen (Estimated cost £78,540).

Caernarvon County Council

  • Pwllheli-Criccieth, A.497. Widening at Abererch (Estimated cost £58,526).
  • Pwllheli-Criccieth, A.497. Widening at Public Library, Criccieth (Estimated cost £15,502).

Ayrshire County Council

  • Dalry-Ardrossan, B.780. Improvement at Reddance Brae, Dairy (Estimated cost £2,258).

Port Glasgow Town Council

  • Improvement of Dubbs Road, Class III (Estimated cost £23,855).


County of Merioneth

  • Dolgelly-Birkenhead Road, A.494. Reconstruction of Rhydymain Bridge and approaches (Estimated cost £28,924).
  • Dolgelly-Birkenhead Road, A.494. Widening and improvement alongside Bala Lake (Estimated cost £95,142).
  • Bettws-y-coed - East of Conway Road, A.4108. Improvement and widening Manod Festiniog to North of Rhiwlas Bridge (Estimated cost £33,637).