Mr. John D. Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when the executive houses at(a) Beechfield estate, Donaghadee and (b) Enniskeen estate, Craigavon were built; when the Northern Ireland Housing Executive carried out or proposes to carry out an improvement scheme to houses in both these estates; and why it was decided to give priority to Enniskeen estate.
§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
This is a matter for the Northern Ireland Housing Executive. The information that it would provide is that Beechfield estate was completed in 1965 and Enniskeen estate in 1971.
Twenty-eight dwellings in Beechfield estate were fully improved in 1985 and a further 18 had central heating installed. Improvements to the remainder of the estate which have yet to be fully assessed are programmed to begin in the 1992–93 financial year. An external maintenance scheme is currently on site.
Enniskeen estate had central heating installed in 1986 as part of the degasification programme. An external maintenance scheme was completed in 1987 and replacement kitchen units installed in 1989. No further improvements are programmed.
Priorities within each Housing Executive region are determined on the basis of the Housing Executive's assessment of the needs of individual estates.