HC Deb 12 February 1981 vol 998 c375W
8. Mr. Haynes

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what improvement in the Northern Ireland housing stock took place between 1974 and 1979 as revealed by the 1979 house condition survey; and what is his assessment of the current situation.

Mr. David Mitchell

The 1979 house condition survey indicated a general improvement in the quality of the housing stock in Northern Ireland compared with 1974. For example, the number of unfit houses fell by almost 26 per cent. and the number of dwellings lacking one basic amenity fell by about 30 per cent. However, much remains to be done and housing problems in Northern Ireland will continue to receive a high priority.

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