§ Mr. McCusker
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many house sales have been completed, and how many home improvement grants have been approved, by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive in each of the following district offices over the past five years: (a) Lurgan, (b) Portadown, (c) Craigavon, (d) Banbridge, (e) Armagh, (f) Newry No. 1, (g) Newry No. 2 and (h) Downpatrick.
§ Mr. Chris Patten
This is a matter for the Northern Ireland Housing Executive. I understand from the chairman, however, that the information sought is not readily available in the form requested, but on the basis of available statistics the position is as follows:
NIHE District Office Area—Number of houses sold under the NIHE s house sales policy since October 1979 up to 24 June 1983 Number Lurgan 881 Portadown 492 Craigavon 252 Banbridge 309 Armagh 667 Newry No. 1 329 Newry No. 2 567 Downpatrick 552