§ Mr. Roy Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement on the up-to-date position on road improvements between the Midlands and South Wales.
§ Mr. Ifor Davies
The section of the New Midlands Road between the Herefordshire border and Mitchel Troy is open. The section between Mitchel Troy and Raglan is expected to open by the end of this year. Statutory Orders have been made fixing the line from Raglan to Usk. A Compulsory Purchase Order Inquiry is due to be held on 6th June. Proposals were published on 8th March, 1968, in respect of the final section between Usk and the Coldra (Newport) Interchange and objections are being considered.