§ Mr. Gwynfor Evans
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is the estimated cost of building reconstructed trunk roads from Cardiff via Merthyr Tydfil, Brecon and Welshpool to Wrexham, from Llangollen to Caernarvon, and from Neath via Ammanford and Lampeter to Aberystwyth.
§ Mr. Cledwyn Hughes
I cannot give precise estimates which would in any case depend on the standard to which the roads were to be reconstructed.
The costs of moderate reconstruction would probably be of the following order:—
£ million Cardiff-Merthyr Tydfil 17 Merthyr Tydfil-Wrexham (via Brecon, Llandrindod Wells and Welshpool) 40 Llangollen-Caernarvon (via Bangor) 25 *Neath-Aberystwyth (via Pontar-dulais, Llandeilo, Llanwrda, Lampeter and Aberaeron) 30 * This is a classified road between Llanwrda and Aberaeron.