HC Deb 22 July 1980 vol 989 c600W
Mr. Dykes

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he will lay before Parliament the latest accounts of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Goodhart

The accounts of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive for 1978–79 together with the report of the Local Government Auditor and of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon were laid before Parliament 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 in relation to points raised by the auditors. I have arranged for a statement by the Executive on these points to be made available in the Library.

The report indicates steady progress by the Executive on matters which have been the subject of criticisms in previous years.