HC Deb 23 February 1984 vol 54 cc624-5W
Rev. Ian Paisley

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much was spent by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive in each of the last two years on advertising repair, intermediate, and improvement grants; and what is the budget for the current year.

Mr. Chris Patten

I am advised by the chairman of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive that £75 was spent in 1981–82 and £34,690 in 1982–83; in view of the high level of demand for grants produced by the 1982–83 advertising campaign, it was not considered necessary to incur any such expenditure in the current financial year.