§ Mr. Abse
asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that the closure of the Llantarnam bridge is resulting in the Llanyrafon section of the Cwmbran new town being cut off to bus passengers from Pontypool and Newport during the afternoons and after 6 p.m.; and whether he will take steps, by causing the work on the bridge to be expedited and by other means, to minimise this inconvenience.
§ Mr. Marples
The bridge has been closed temporarily to enable its recon-32W struction to be completed in the shortest possible time, and thus minimise the inconvenience to persons who normally use it. The special service which the bus company are operating during this period through Llanyrafon has been increased by two additional journeys each way in the evening during the week and at mid-day on Saturdays