§ Mr. A. Cecil Walker
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what has been the cost of maintaining glass-fronted fires, including chimney relining in Housing Executive homes, in the Greater Belfast area, in each of the last five years.
§ Mr. Tim Smith
This is a matter for the Northern Ireland Housing Executive. I understand from the chief executive that the information which is readily available is as follows:
£ million Year Greater Belfast area Belfast region 1988–89 1— 0.392 1989–90 1— 1.066 1990–91 1— 1.035 1991–92 2.025 1.471 1992–93 2.859 2.082 1 Information prior to 1991–92 on the Greater Belfast area which includes Housing Executive, Belfast districts 1 to 7, Castlereagh districts 1 and 2, Lisburn districts 2 and 3 and Newtownabbey district 1 is not readily available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.