§ 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.