HC Deb 22 November 1979 vol 974 cc333-4W
16. Mr. J. Enoch Powell

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps he proposes to take to improve the relationship between the Government and the Northern Ireland Housing Execu- tive,with a view to enabling the Executive to take administrative decisions more efficiently and expeditiously.

Mr. Goodhart

The Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland is in daily contact with the Housing Executive and I frequently meet the chaiman and vice-chairman of the Executive to discuss major issues of policy. I have initiated a review of the control which the Department exercises over the Executive. In addition, I am encouraging the Executive to complete its internal reorganisation which will help to improve the services provided at local level.

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