HL Deb 23 April 2004 vol 660 c64WA
Lord Laird

asked Her Majesty's Goverment:

How much, in each of the last five years, the Northern Ireland Housing Executive has budgeted to purchase residences from members of the security forces who have been intimidated; and how much has been paid out. [HL2197]

Baroness Amos

The Northern Ireland Housing Executive does not maintain separate figures for purchases in relation to security force members who have been intimidated. Nominal budgets and expenditure including administrative costs of the special purchase of evacuated dwellings (SPED) scheme for the past five years is as follows:

Nominal Budget Actual Expenditure
1999–2000 £3.5 million £5.95 million
2000–01 £1.5 million £6.55 million
2001–02 £1.5 million £11.31 million
2002–03 £5.0 million £32.93 million
2003–04 £3.5 million £45.0 million (Projected)