§ Mr. Biggs-Davison
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what proportion of dwellings completed by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive was started before the executive was set up.
§ Mr. Carter
This information is not readily available, since the Northern Ireland Housing Executive assumed responsibility for the housing functions of 65 former local authorities over a period of 21 months from 4th October 1971 to 2nd July 1973.
The digest of Housing Statistics, copies of which are in the Library, shows that at July 1973 there were 6,978 dwellings under construction. Between 2nd July 1973 and 30th November 1976, the latest date for which information is available, the Housing Executive completed 18,417 dwellings.