HC Deb 25 February 1991 vol 186 c370W
Mr. Wigley

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will publish a table showing each of the trunk road improvement schemes in Wales scheduled to start between the current time and April 1994 and which will cost in excess of £1 million; and if he will indicate the order of priority of these schemes in relation to the finance available.

Sir Wyn Roberts

The 1991 departmental report (Cm. 1516) published on 15 February indicated the following planned starts in 1991–92:

  • M4 Brynglas Tunnels and Malpas Relief Road
  • M4 Briton Ferry-Earlswood
  • A483 Welshpool Relief Road

Construction of the M4 Baglan-Briton ferry scheme is planned to start six months after the Briton FerryEarlswood scheme to achieve simultaneous completion.

Other schemes in the short term programme, to start before April 1994, are shown in the 1991 supplement to "Roads in Wales: Progress and Plans for the 1990s", which was published on 25 February. The precise timing and order of starts will depend on completion of engineering, design and statutory procedures, and the availability of finance.