§ Mr. McCusker
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much land in the new city of Craigavon was transferred by the Craigavon Commission, the Ministry of Development and the Department of the Environment (Northern Ireland) to the Northern Ireland Housing Executive; what were the terms and conditions attached; and under what authority this was done.
§ Mr. Carter
Land devoted to housing use prior to the creation of the Housing Executive was transferred to it by the former Craigavon. Development Commission by orders made under the Housing Executive Act (Northern Ireland) 1971. Other lands which had been devoted to housing purposes but had not been transferred to the former Development Commission prior to its dissolution are to be conveyed by the Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland to the Executive for an agreed consideration.
It is not yet possible to indicate the extent of the land involved since neither the boundaries of the land concerned nor the extent of the responsibilities of other public agencies in relation to adjacent lands have been precisely defined. The Housing Executive will hold and use the lands in exercise of its powers under statute.