§ 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.