§ 86. Mr. Callaghan
asked the Minister of Transport what reply he has made to the Cardiff City Council asking him to give permission for work to go ahead on the the building of Eastern Avenue, Cardiff, in view of Her Majesty's Government's decision to authorise further road schemes.
§ Mr. Marples
For a scheme of this size, there is a great deal of preparatory work which is bound to take a substantial time.160W Discussions are proceeding between my department and the Cardiff City Council on the layout of the scheme and we are awaiting the council's recommendations. These must precede the making of the further Orders needed, the acquisiton of land and rehousing. When the construction work will start is difficult to say at this stage, but I am sure that the right thing is to get ahead with essential preparations. I am replying to this effect to the city council.