§ Mr. Beggs
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will publish the approved list of consultant architects engaged by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive; and if he will list the number and value of contracts awarded to each consultant architect in each of the last five years for which records are available.
§ Mr. Chris Patten
This is a matter for the chairman of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive, who has advised me that a register of consultant architects whom the Executive is prepared to consider employing is available for examination at the executive's headquarters. Information on the number and value of contracts awarded to each consultant architect in each of the last five years is not available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.