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Wales (Traffic Commissioners)

Volume 35: debated on Monday 17 January 1983

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make it his policy to treat Wales as an integral unit for the purposes of the traffic commissioners and reject any proposals which would put Gwynedd and Clwyd as part of a unit stretching up to Cumbria and based in Manchester.

I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Cambridge (Mr. Rhodes James) on 19 November 1982—Vol. 32, c. 306.] The map, which is in the Library, gives details of the proposed boundaries in Wales. The clear preference of organisations representing users of traffic area services was to retain the existing arrangements whereby Gwynedd and Clwyd are served from Manchester. With the concurrence of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Wales I have decided not to disturb this pattern. I shall lay an order shortly giving effect to the boundary changes.