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Conwy Tunnel

Volume 168: debated on Wednesday 28 February 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what was the original estimated cost of construction of the Conwy tunnel for the A55 road; what is the latest estimated cost for the completion of this work; what were the outstanding payments awaiting to be made by the Welsh Office to the contractors at the end of last January; and whether any contract condition requires interest to be paid on outstanding debts by the Welsh Office.

In September 1986, the original contract price for construction of the Conwy tunnel was £102 million, which is subject to cost price inflation. At that time, the estimated full cost of the scheme, including land, advance works, design and supervision, was £,158·4 million, compared with 164·3 million shown in "Roads in Wales: 1989". Payments are made promptly when due. Matters relating to claims are confidential between the parties to the contract.