§ Mr. Hume
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, in the forthcoming year 1984–85, how many units 445W of accommodation the Northern Ireland Housing Executive hopes to start and complete; what is the total anticipated cost of the 1984–85 Northern Ireland new build programme; what contribution money from the sale of Northern Ireland Housing Executive stock will make to sitting tenants to this programme; and what contribution money released by European Economic Community funding for urban renewal in Belfast will make to the 1984–85 Northern Ireland Housing Executive new build programme.
§ Mr. Chris Patten
[pursuant to the reply, 15 March 1984, c. 246]: The Northern Ireland Housing Executive plans to let contracts for 3,000 new dwellings during 1984–85 and to complete 3,200 dwellings already on site; the executive estimates that total expenditure on new house building and related works during 1984–85 will be £96 million and that sales to sitting tenants will generate capital receipts of about £40 million which it will be permitted to apply fully in support of its programmes which are expected to cost some £480 million in that year.
In the 1984 European Community budget, provision has been made for the second payment under the urban renewal regulation amounting to about £20 million. Anticipation of this payment has released funds which will be applied in full to the housing capital programme in accordance with the Commission's additionality requirement, in the same way as the funds released by the 1983 payment were applied; these funds are not differentiated between new build and other housing elements.
§ Mr. Hume
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many units of accommodation the Northern Ireland Housing Executive started and completed in each of the years 1979–80, 1980–81, 1981–82, 1982–83, and to date in 1983–84; how much money was spent on the Northern Ireland Housing Executive new build programme during each of these financial years; and how much of the cost of the new build programme has been met with money which the executive obtained from the sale of its properties to sitting tenants.
§ Mr. Chris Patten
[pursuant to the reply, 15 March 1984, c. 246]: The information requested is as follows:
Dwellings started Dwellings completed New build expenditure Capital receipts from sales to tenants £ million £ million 1979–80 2,461 2,962 54.4 2.6 1980–81 2,374 2,710 68.3 10.7 1981–82 3,378 2,342 67.5 46.6 1982–83 3,316 3,628 93.3 38.2 1983–84 *3,150 *2,857 †98.2 †41.0 * To December 1983. † Estimate for whole year.
The Northern Ireland Housing Executive has been permitted to apply receipts from sales fully in support of its total programme, the cost of which has increased from £269 million in 1979–80 to an estimated £450 million in the current year; these funds are not differentiated between new build and other housing elements.