HC Deb 15 November 1971 vol 826 c42W
Mr. Cledwyn Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what further information he has received about the rebuilding of the Britannia Bridge over the Menai Straits; when the bridge will be ready for the resumption of traffic; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Peter Thomas

As the right hon. Gentleman will know, British Rail announced on 11th November that the bridge will not be reopened before the end of the year. I fully appreciate and share his serious concern about this further regrettable delay in reopening the vital link between the mainland and Anglesey. I am again in touch with the Chairman of the Railways Board, and I will write to the right hon. Gentleman.