asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what repair work has been carried out on Bangor pier during the past 25 years; whether he regards the pier as safe and not in danger of collapse; and if he will initiate a study of the condition of the pier as a matter of urgency and have all necessary work carried out forthwith.
Bangor North Pier is the property of the North Down Borough Council, which is responsible for any necessary repair work. I understand that no substantial repair work has been carried out during the last 25 years. The condition of minor harbours, including that at Bangor, is being surveyed by Government engineers with the co-operation of the owners. The Bangor survey includes the North Pier. Priorities for repairs and improvements will be determined after the survey.