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Belfast Water Office

Volume 979: debated on Monday 25 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement concerning the proposed sale of the Belfast Water Office building on the open market; and if he will state the reasons for selling off a building listed for its architectural and historic interest, for commercial use.

I have nothing to add to the statement I made on the subject on 11 December last when I said that the continued use of this building could not be justified on economic grounds. Its status as a listed building will not be affected by its being sold for commercial use.—[Vol. 975, c. 1210–11.]