HC Deb 09 November 1955 vol 545 c186W
52. Mr. Callaghan

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation how many vehicles an hour use the Penarth Road, Cardiff; and why he has refused permission to improve it in view of its steady deterioration.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

The latest count shows 792 vehicles in a peak hour. The city council do not require my permission to improve this road but, if the hon. Member has in mind the question of grant, I have told them that only a small part of the scheme submitted is in fact eligible for grant, that an application restricted to eligible work will be considered, but that it is not at present possible to say when funds will be available.

60. Mr. G. Thomas

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation whether he is aware that during peak hours in the main streets of Cardiff transport has slowed down to a walking pace; and whether he will now sanction work on the eastern orbital road proposed by the city council.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

I am well aware of the difficulties of Cardiff. A survey has been made for the eastern section of the orbital road for the purpose of an Order under the Trunk Roads Act, 1946, but I cannot say when I shall be able to authorise the scheme.