§ 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.