§ Rev. Ian Paisley
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when the first stage of the redevelopment plan for Ballymena and Harryville will commence.
§ Mr. Concannon
The inspector's report on the public inquiry into objections to the proposed order vesting land for the first stage of the redevelopment of Ballymena town centre is awaited and it is not possible to predict when work will commence.
It is not yet clear whether after redevelopment land at Harryville will be required for industry or for housing. The Northern Ireland Department of Housing, Local Government and Planning is endeavouring to resolve this issue so that plans can be drawn up for redevelopment of the area.