Mr. John D. Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on what dates the central community relations unit received the outline design for the Killyleagh community hall from Down district council; on what dates the CCRU decided to appoint independent consultants to prepare an economic appraisal of the project; when the consultants were advised of their appointments by the CCRU; and when the CCRU received the economic appraisals from the consultants. 
§ Mr. Worthington
The central community relations unit received the outline design for Killyleagh community hall on 21 February 1996; CCRU decided to appoint independent consultants to assess the proposal as a stand-alone project on 16 December 1996; the consultants were given written confirmation of their appointment on 21 March 1997; and the economic appraisal was received on 17 June 1997.
This application was unusual as a separate application for a capital project with a cross community dimension in the same area was also received in 1996. It was important to consider the relationship between both projects and to avoid duplication. Consequent on the economic appraisal, CCRU will recommend grant aid for the community hall and has informed Down district council accordingly.