§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
asked the Secretary State for Northern Ireland when he will lay the latest accounts of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive before Parliament; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Goodhart
The accounts of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive for 1977–78 together with the reports of the local government auditor and of the Comptroller and Auditor-General thereon were laid today. The matters raised by the local government auditor have been the subject of close consultation between the Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland and the Executive to ensure that all possible action is being taken by the Executive to remedy deficiencies. I have arranged for a statement of the action taken by the Executive to be made available in the Library.
In general, the report indicates a continuing effort by the Executive to remedy the defects which have been the subject of criticism in previous years.