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Public Land Transfers

Volume 447: debated on Tuesday 13 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much public land in Northern Ireland, has been transferred to the private sector in each of the past 10 years for which figures are available; and at what cost. (64977)

It has not been possible to provide information for the 10-year period as recovery of the required information would be possible only at disproportionate cost.

The tables detail the information requested for the five-year period from April 2001 to March 2006.

Table A: All organisations except NIHE

Period

Number of lots sold1

Total area (Ha)

Total of sale prices (£)

1 April 2001 to 31 March 2002

134

79.44

28,140,738

1 April 2002 to 31 March 2003

162

746.99

26,200,374

1 April 2003 to 31 March 2004

135

2,554.71

21,989,858

1 April 2004 to 31 March 2005

155

86.40

96,550,721

1 April 2005 to 31 March 2006

192

86.47

73,336,411

Total

778

3,554.01

252,617,615

1 In a very small number of cases the information on the "number of lots" or the "total area" is not available, but the total of sale prices is complete in all cases.

Table B: NIHE1

Total of sale prices (£)

1 April 2001 to 31 March 2002

2,650,738

1 April 2002 to 31 March 2003

3,052,978

1 April 2003 to 31 March 2004

1,714,824

1 April 2004 to 31 March 2005

1,728,450

1 April 2005 to 31 March 2006

3,637,524

Total

12,784,514

1 The Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE) is unable to provide any lot and area details, expect at disproportionate cost. NIHE data are shown separately in Table B.