§ Mr. Morgan
asked the Secretary of State for Wales (1) whether he proposes, consequent upon the intended increase in the permitted weights of heavy lorries to 38 tonnes, to sanction the construction of any bypasses of towns in the county of Clwyd additional to those already planned; and, if so, where he proposes that those additional bypasses should be constructed;
(2) how many additional bypasses of Welsh towns he proposes to authorise as a result of the Government's intention to increase the permitted weight of heavy lorries to 38 tonnes.
§ Mr. Michael Roberts
We are considering the need for bypasses as part of my review of the trunk road programme. The results will be announced in the publication "Roads in Wales" which we expect to be available early in the new year.