asked the Secretary of State for Wales whether he proposes any improvement in the Heads of the Valley Road, in view of concern expressed about the safety of the road.
There is a continuing programme of improvements. Current proposals include additional signs; double white lines at various bends and gradients; improved road markings, junction improvements and the provision of street lighting.
I thank my hon. Friend for that encouraging reply. Is he aware that for some time there has been deep anxiety about the safety of this road? Will he look with favour upon any future applications that may come from the local authorities in the Heads of the Valley area? At the same time, I appreciate the action that has already been taken.
We are always ready to receive representations from local authorities in South Wales about this major road. This is part of the industrial regeneration of North Glamorgan and Gwent. This is my Department's positive response to the real fears that many of my hon. Friends have had about this road over the past few years.