§ Mr. Sweeney
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what progress is being made in approving a bid by South Glamorgan county council for funding for the proposed link road between Culverhouse Cross and Cardiff international airport. 
§ Mr. Gwilym Jones
The 1996–97 transport grant settlement was announced on 13 December. My right hon. Friend approved the bid for preparation costs for the airport access road in full.