HC Deb 15 December 1998 vol 322 cc487-8W
Mr. Barry Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what was the total cost of(a) the new River Dee Bridge in Flintshire and its associated road works, (b) the Grade Interchange at the entrance to the Deeside Industrial Park, (c) the Queensferry Flyover and (d) the Hawarden By-Pass, at current prices; and if he will make a statement. [63938]

Mr. Hain

Scheme costs at current prices are:

  1. (a) The A548 Third Dee Crossing (the responsibility of Flintshire County Council): £74.300 million (est.);
  2. (b) A550 Deeside Park Interchange: £10.399 million;
  3. (c) A494 Queensferry Interchange: £13.829 million; and
  4. (d) A55 Hawarden Bypass: £66.007 million.

The figures for the three schemes for which the Welsh Office are responsible have been revalued to 1998–99 prices using current Treasury deflators.