§ Mr. Wigley
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what was the original estimated cost of construction of the Conwy tunnel for the A55 road; what is the latest estimated cost for the completion of this work; what were the outstanding payments awaiting to be made by the Welsh Office to the contractors at the end of last January; and whether any contract condition requires interest to be paid on outstanding debts by the Welsh Office.
§ Mr. Wyn Roberts
In September 1986, the original contract price for construction of the Conwy tunnel was £102 million, which is subject to cost price inflation. At that time, the estimated full cost of the scheme, including land, advance works, design and supervision, was £,158.4 million, compared with 164.3 million shown in "Roads in Wales: 1989". Payments are made promptly when due. Matters relating to claims are confidential between the parties to the contract.