HC Deb 01 April 1969 vol 781 cc85-6W
Mr. Gwynfor Evans

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what plans he has to publish a Green Paper outlining proposals for a network of trunk roads to be built in Wales in the 1970s and 1980s, giving possible starting dates.

Mr. George Thomas

The Government's proposals for a network of new and improved motorway and trunk road routes to be built in this period have already been set out in paragraphs 53 and 54 of the White Paper "Wales: The Way Ahead" (Cmnd. 3334) and have been generally accepted as right for Wales, most recently in the report prepared on behalf of the North Wales Counties for the Development Corporation for Wales. They will be implemented as quickly as the available resources and the requirements of the statutory procedures permit.

These proposals will be kept under review in the light of changing circumstances and of the results of the Dee Barrage studies, and I am also prepared to consider responsible suggestions for new or improved routes other than those included in the White Paper.

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