Housing Executive Properties (Hansard, 2 March 2004)
HC Deb 02 March 2004 vol 418 cc858-9W
Lady Hermon

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many Housing Executive properties there were in each Northern Ireland housing district in each year since 2000; what steps he is taking to increase the number; and if he will make a statement. [157666]

Mr. Spellar

The following table sets out the number of Housing Executive properties in each of its district office areas at the end of each financial year since 2000.

District 31 March 2000 31 March 2001 31 March 2002 31 March 2003 31 January 2004
Limavady 2,050 1,930 1,841 1,725 1,653
Magherafelt 1,928 1,802 1,705 1,583 1,501
Strabane 3,141 2,976 2,855 2,670 2,515
Omagh 2,597 2,450 2,332 2,217 2,135
Cookstown 1,571 1,467 1,405 1,309 1,230
Northern Ireland total 128,622 122,875 116,431 109,742 103,920

Independent research commissioned by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive and carried out by the University of Ulster/University of Cambridge estimates a need for between 1,400 and l,500 new homes per annum. The responsibility for providing all new social housing in Northern Ireland now lies with Registered Housing Associations.

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