§ 3. Mr. Coleman
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will indicate the latest position in respect of the construction of the section of the A465 trunk road linking Glynneath with Aberdulais; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Stradling Thomas
I am pleased to be able to tell the hon. Gentleman that I have decided to replace the existing A465 between Glynneath and Aberdulais with a dual carriageway along the previously announced route. Preparation of the scheme will now proceed and draft line, side roads and compulsory purchase orders will be published in due course.
§ Mr. Coleman
I am grateful to the Minister for that information, and I thank the Secretary of State for taking note of the representations that were made to him 12 months ago. That road has been the cause of great concern, because there is a mounting toll of lost lives. On behalf of my constituents, may I say how much I appreciate the decision announced this afternoon?