§ Mr. Ness Edwards
asked the Minister of Transport, having regard to the proposed large scale industrial projects in South Wales, whether he will now reconsider the starting date for the Severn Bridge project; and if he will make a statement thereon.
§ Mr. Marples
The starting date for the Severn Bridge is related to the progress of work on the Forth Bridge, as the two bridges are being constructed as a single co-ordinated operation, but I am keeping it under review in the light of that progress. Meanwhile, I hope to publish early in the new year a draft Order showing how we propose to deal with the other roads and accesses affected by the approach roads to the bridge.