§ Mr. Clifford Forsythe
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many homes administered by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive have been reported as 97W suffering from dampness; and what methods are used to ascertain whether this dampness is attributable to bad design, condensation or disrepair.
§ 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.