Mr. John D. Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when was the last inspection of the sea walls and water defences around Strangford lough; and what is the programme for maintenance of these walls.
§ Mr. Needham
The sea walls and water defences around Strangford lough were last inspected during January 1991. A programme of routine maintenance costing approximately £20,000 is carried out every year. In the current financial year an extra £50,000 has been allocated for this purpose.