Housing Executive Houses – Lisburn District

Part of Social Development – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 3:30 pm on 25th February 2002.

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Photo of Edwin Poots Edwin Poots DUP 3:30 pm, 25th February 2002

Does the Minister recognise that the number of house sales is far exceeding the number of new houses that are becoming available at a public level? Consequently, will the Department for Social Development lobby the Department of the Environment in relation to the Belfast metropolitan area plan so that a portion of that land can be designated for public sector housing, given that the public sector obviously cannot compete with private developers in acquiring land, which is quickly running out.