§ Mr. Peter Robinson
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps he intends to take in order to resolve the housing need in East and South Belfast, including the Castlereagh and Lisburn boroughs which was referred to particularly in the recent published Government report.
§ Mr. David Mitchell
The public housing programmes for South and East Belfast will be given an appropriate share of Northern Ireland's housing resources. Encouragement will also be given to private developers operating in the area.
The recent report on housing in South and East Belfast showed that there is already land zoned for public and private housing, which, when fully serviced, could provide some 16,000 dwellings and could almost meet the demand over the next five years.