HC Deb 27 February 1963 vol 672 cc159-60W
70. Mr. Box

asked the Minister of Transport what plans he has to speed up the construction of the Eastern Bypass at Cardiff.

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. 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.