§ Mr. Wigley
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement giving details of the causes of the delay in opening the Felinheli bypass in Gwynedd; what is the additional cost to the Welsh Office arising out of this delay; how much of those costs will be recouped; and what is the new scheduled date for opening the road.
§ Sir Wyn Roberts
The contract completion date for the Felinheli bypass is July 1994. The contractor is, however, intending to open the bypass before the end of the contract period but accidental damage to the new bridge over the bypass during the movement of heavy earth moving plant has frustrated his attempt to open it before the end of the year. He still expects to open the bypass early next spring, several months ahead of its contract completion date.
All the repair costs will be borne by the contractor.