HC Deb 25 June 1998 vol 314 c579W
Mr. Evans

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what safety checks have been carried out during the last 14 months to the Penmaenbach Road Tunnel on the A55 between Conwy and Penmaenmawr; and if he will make a statement. [47391]

Mr. Hain

During the last 14 months regular safety inspections have been carried out at the Penmaenbach Tunnel on the A55 by Welsh Office engineers and the North-East Wales Trunk Road Agency, who are appointed highway maintenance agents of the Welsh Office. In addition, the Welsh Office commissioned crack movement monitoring during the same period. Both safety inspection and crack movement monitoring is ongoing. The dates of the safety inspections and crack movement monitoring over the last 14 months were:

Safety inspections Crack movement monitoring
9 April 1997 9 April 1997
25 June 1997 25 June 1997
15 October 1997 7 January 1998
7 January 1998 24 June 1998
1 April 1998
24 June 1998