HC Deb 25 February 1987 vol 111 c271W
Mr. Dicks

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. Tom King

The accounts of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive for 1985–86 together with the reports of the local government auditor and of the Comptroller and Auditor-General thereon were laid today (Comnd. 80). 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. On this occasion the report is generally encouraging but it also identifies some weaknesses in systems in the internal control of the Executive's nursery, in housing benefit administration and financial procedures concerned with microfilm records.

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.