§ Mr. Nicholson
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many housing estates or groups of houses have been modernised in the constituency of Newry and Armagh since 1976; and if he will list them.
§ Mr. Chris Patten
This is a matter for the chairman of the Housing Executive, who has advised me that records are not available in the form requested for the period prior to the regionalisation of the Housing Executive's operations in 1980. Since then general modernisation schemes have been carried out to 323 dwellings as follows:
Location Number of dwellings Rural cottages in County Armagh 65 Mournview Park, Tandragee 19 Camlough Park, Bessbrook 34 St. Brigids Park, Newry 14 Navan Terrace/Crescent, Armagh 51 Montague Villas, Tandragee 4 Doctors Hill Millvale, Bessbrook 12 Camlough/Meigh/Forkhill 28 Callanbridge, Armagh 13 Crannard Gardens, Newry 12 Lisanally/Lonsdale, Armagh 71
In addition, individual elements of modernisation such as rewiring, insulation, re-roofing or heating improvement have been carried out to a further 4,707 dwellings in the area.