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Public Housing

Volume 982: debated on Tuesday 1 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many homes are planned to be built by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive for applicants requiring housing in the East Belfast, North Belfast, South Belfast and West Belfast areas.

This information is not yet available but I understand that the Housing Executive programmes for the Belfast city council area are currently being prepared by the executive, taking into account available finance resources. The executive is required to consult the Belfast city council before submitting the programmes to the Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland for approval and I understand that the executive will be sending copies of their proposed programmes for the Belfast area to the hon. Member and other hon. Members representing Belfast constituencies when these are sent to the Belfast city council.

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what is the demand for public housing from applicants residing outside the borough of Castlereagh for accommodation in the borough; what are the comparative figures for the boroughs of Ards, Lisburn and North Down and the Down district council area; and if he will set out the figures to show applicants' first and second preferences;(2) what is the demand for public housing from applicants outside East Belfast for accommodation in that area; what are the comparative figures for North Belfast, South Belfast and West Belfast; and if he will set out the figures to show applicant's first and second preferences;(3) what is the demand for public housing, both as first and second areas of choice from applicants in East Belfast seeking alternative accommodation in that area; and what are the comparative figures for North Belfast, South Belfast and West Belfast;(4) what is the demand for public housing, both as first and second areas of choice, from applicants in the Borough of Castlereagh seeking alternative accommodation in the borough; and what are the comparative figures for the boroughs of Ards, Lisburn, North Down and the Down district council area.

These matters are the direct responsibility of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive but I have asked the chairman of the executive to write to the hon. Member.

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many houses the Northern Ireland Housing Executive plans to build in the boroughs of Castlereagh, Ards, Lisburn and North Down and the district council area of Down.

Department of EducationNorthern Ireland Sports Council
Financial yearGrants to GAA Clubs to Develop Playing FacilitiesGrants to the GAA for Sports DevelopmentGrants to GAA Clubs for Items of Equipment
£££
1975–7629,252NilNil
1976–7737,5112,154659
1977–7817,2805,5641,308
1978–7992,99111,053Nil
1979–8081,9099,199800