§ 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.