HC Deb 05 July 1971 vol 820 c268W
103. Mr. George Thomas

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is the saving he has made in public expenditure by postponing the Llantrisant radial road programme.

Mr. Peter Thomas

My decision to proceed with the Cardiff outer bypass in preference to the Llantrisant radial was taken on a judgment of the respective merits of the two routes and not on grounds of public expenditure. The Llantrisant radial from Gabalfa to Capel Llaniltern was estimated to cost £6¾-£7¾ million according to the route chosen. The corresponding stretch of the Cardiff outer bypass from the A470 to Capel Llaniltern is estimated to cost £5 million, and the entire length from St. Mellons to Capel Llaniltern about £14 million.