Mr. Philips Price
asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware of the serious congestion of traffic at Chepstow; and whether he will consider the by-passing of that town by the construction of a bridge over the Wye at Beachley and the construction of a road from the present South Wales road at Tidenham to the proposed bridge.
§ Mr. Maclay
I am aware of the traffic conditions at Chepstow. In addition to the bridge over the Wye and the road to Tidenham it would be necessary to construct a new road to Haysgate. The scheme would involve capital expenditure of an order which I regret cannot be incurred in present economic circumstances.