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Historic Buildings

Volume 407: debated on Wednesday 25 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what progress has been made in the second survey of historic buildings in Northern Ireland; how many properties have been delisted through the survey; and how many have been added to the listed stock. [120645]

Since the Second Survey began in 1997, 98 electoral wards in Northern Ireland have been surveyed by contractors working on behalf of the Environment and Heritage Service (EHS) of the Department of the Environment. The findings in respect of 58 of these wards have been processed by EHS to date, resulting in 157 delistings and 91 new listings.Further information on the results of the Second Survey is available on the EHS website (