§ The Rev. William McCrea
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland for what reasons it was decided not to provide the statistical and technological investigations relating to the October 1989 flooding in Omagh to the development officer of Omagh district council.
§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
Following flooding in October 1987 a consultant's report on the flood defences in Omagh was commissioned by the Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland. The report is private to the Department.
The Department is in the final stages of consideration of the options contained in the report and proposals will be exhibited in line with normal consultation procedures at the offices of Omagh district council. The Department will discuss the proposal with the council at the appropriate time.