§ Mr. Spellar
During the 12 month period from 1 January 2003 to 31 December 2003 a total of 30 cases from ethnic minority backgrounds presented to the Housing Executive as homeless on grounds of intimidation. Of the 30 cases, 17 were accepted as homeless as a result of intimidation and eligible for housing assistance. Nine of these are either in temporary1518W accommodation or have made their own arrangements for accommodation and eight were permanently re-housed in the following areas:Belfast—4Newry—2Lisburn and North Down—1 each
The remaining 13 who presented as homeless either abandoned their application or were ineligible for assistance under immigration or homeless legislation.