§ Mr. Geraint Howells
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he has any plans to extend the M4 to Ceredigion; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Nicholas Edwards
No, but the dualling of the A48 between the end of the M4 and Carmarthen will result in a greatly improved route as far as Carmarthen. Of the two schemes needed to complete this work we expect the Cross Hands/Llandarog bypass to be open to traffic later this year while "Roads in Wales 1985" envisages a start on the Nant-y-Caws/Coed Hirion bypass before the end of 1987.
In addition, Dyfed county council as the local highway authority is drawing up proposals to improve the county roads between Carmarthen and Ceredigion. At the appropriate time, consideration will be given to the eligibility of such schemes for transport supplementary grant.