HC Deb 12 March 1981 vol 1000 c375W
20. Mr. Haynes

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what progress has been made in reducing the levels of housing unfitness in the Province since 1979.

Mr. David Mitchell

In the calendar years 1979 and 1980 over 5,000 unfit dwellings were closed or demolished; nearly 50,000 repair, intermediate and improvement grants were paid in respect of houses in the private sector; 2,600 dwellings were improved by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive or housing associations; and almost 14,000 new houses were completed.