§ Mr. Wigley
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what is his estimate of the starting date for the construction of the Felinheli bypass on the A487 trunk road in Gwynedd; and if he will list all causes of delay with regard to this scheme since it was first placed in the Welsh trunk roads preparation pool.
§ Sir Wyn Roberts
Inclusion of a scheme in the trunk road programme indicates that a road improvement is needed—it does not convey any commitment as to timing. This depends on satisfactory completion of engineering design and statutory procedures; and on scheme priorities in relation to the finance available. The Felinheli—Port Dinorwic—bypass is expected to start in period up to April 1994. Objections to supplementary orders published late last year are under consideration and provisional arrangements are being made for a public inquiry in mid-1991.