HC Deb 22 May 1985 vol 79 c418W
Mr. Michael Brown

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he will lay the latest accounts of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive before Parliament; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Chris Patten

The accounts of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive for 1983–84 together with the reports of the Local Government Auditor and of the Comptroller and Auditor-General thereon were laid today (Cmnd. 9512). The matters raised have been discussed between the Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland and the Housing executive and the agreed follow-up action will be monitored. In this occasion the report raises individual issues rather than criticisms of systems and in that sense it is encouraging.

I have arranged for copies of a statement by the Housing Executive in response to the Local Government Auditor's Report to be placed in the Library of the House.