Mr. Alan Williams
asked the Secretary of State for Wales how the actual rate of expansion in the traffic using the Port Talbot by-pass compares with that anticipated when the by-pass was planned; and what changes have been made in the date at which traffic is expected to reach saturation point.
§ Mr. Cledwyn Hughes
The by-pass has not been open long enough to judge its effect on traffic growth. The proportion of the total traffic on the A48 road east of the by-pass which uses the bypass is about what was expected.