HC Deb 07 March 1983 vol 38 c316W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list the road project in Wales on which the company R. Travers Morgan is being used by his Department as consultants; what have been the fees payable to it in relation to each of these contracts; and on what date it was engaged, in each instance, for such consultancy work.

Mr. Stradling Thomas

R. Travers Morgan is currently engaged by the Welsh Office on the following schemes:

  • A55 Llanddulas-Glan Conwy (Colcon 1)
  • A55 Glan Conwy—Conwy Morfa (Colcon 2) including the Conwy tunnel crossing.
  • A55 Conwy-Morfa—Aber (Colcon 3) including Penmaenbach/Dwygyfylchi. Penmaenmawr.
  • Bypass, Penyclip, Llanfairfechan bypass and Aber.
  • A483 Ruabon bypass—Newbridge bypass—Chirk bypass.

Current estimated fee payments for the detailed design and supervision of the work on the Colcon schemes, currently valued at £260 million were given to the hon. Gentleman in answers to his earlier questions on 8 February [Vol. 36, c. 298].

R. Travers Morgan was appointed in 1969 to undertake survey works of various route options for improving the A55 along the Colcon length. It subsequently undertook preparation of the draft scheme and orders for the route chosen by the Secretary of State as his preferred route, work for and participation in the 102 day inquiry into the proposals in 1975–76 and subsequent work leading up to start of detailed design in particular on the Conwy crossing scheme. Fee payments for this work amount to £5.5 million.

R. Travers Morgan was appointed in 1970 to undertake similar survey and preparatory work in respect of the A483 schemes and fee payments for this work have amounted to £0.8 million. The current estimate of fee payments in respect of detailed design and supervision of the A483 schemes involving works to a value estimated at £32.0 million is £1.6 million.