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- 334W 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.