HC Deb 04 March 1997 vol 291 c579W
Mr. A. Cecil Walker

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many units of housing were completed by(a) housing associations and (b) the Housing Executive in Northern Ireland during 1995–96; and what is the total number of applicants on housing waiting lists. [17743]

Mr. Moss

The information is as follows:

Registering housing associations 1,276
Housing executive 1,362
Waiting lists as at 31 March 1996
Urgent 11,148
General 12,201
Total 23,349

Number Percentage Expenditure (1 April 1996 to 1 February 1997)
Total households in Northern Ireland 518,841
Total Housing Executive properties 139,447
Tenants receiving Housing benefit 109,026 78 168,864,324
Private Sector tenants (including housing association tenants) 34,045 68,626,495
Owner-occupiers receiving housing benefit 43,905 10,200,000