HC Deb 17 March 1987 vol 112 c442W
Mr. John David Taylor

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many dwellings are owned by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive in the areas in which are located (i) Armagh and (ii) Dungannon; and how many householders in the categories of Housing Executive tenants, private tenants and owner-occupiers receive housing benefit in each of these two areas.

Mr. Needham

This is largely a matter for the Northern Ireland Housing Executive. I understand from the chairman that the total number of dwellings owned by the Housing Executive at 28 February 1987 is as follows:

Armagh district council area 4,517
Dungannon district council area 4,195

Details of the number of householders in receipt of housing benefit are as follows:

Mr. Renton

When the sentences on five leaders of the Jazz Section were announced on 11 March I issued a statement underlining the grave concern to which they were bound to give rise, and expressing the hope that the sentences would be reconsidered on appeal in the light of Czechoslovakia's commitments under the CSCE Final Act. A copy has been placed in the Library of the House. Her Majesty's embassy has made our views clear to the Czechoslovak Foreign Ministry in Prague.

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