§ Mr. William Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many applicants there were at the latest available date in Northern Ireland for Housing Executive accommodation in each council area; how many empty Housing Executive dwellings and units of accommodation there were in each area on the same date; how many of such dwellings or units of accommodation in each such area had been vacant for more than three months; and how many of the applicants have applied for accommodation in more than one council area.
§ Mr. Chris Patten
This is a matter for the Northern Ireland Housing Executive, but I understand from the chairman that the information is not readily available; I shall reply to the hon. Gentleman as soon as possible.