§ Mr. McGrady
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many SPED applications were made in 934W 1986–87 in the areas covered by the following district offices; Downpatrick, Kilkeel, Banbridge, Newry district (1) and Newry district (2) and, of applications made, how many people were rehoused (i) within the district area and (ii) outside the district area in 1986–87.
§ Mr. Needham
This is a matter for the Northern Ireland. Housing Executive. I understand from the chairman that. during 1986–87, the following numbers of applications under the scheme for the purchase of evacuated dwellings were received in these district office areas:
Number Downpatrick 8 Kilkeel 3 Banbridge 1 Newry District (1) 0 Newry District (2) 0
Applicants usually decide to purchase other dwellings in the private sector rather than request rehousing by the Housing Executive. Records are not kept of their new addresses.