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British-Irish Council: Housing

Part of Ministerial Statement – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 10:45 am on 19th January 2016.

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Photo of Lord Maurice Morrow Lord Maurice Morrow DUP 10:45 am, 19th January 2016

I thank Mr Douglas for his good wishes. I suspect that this honeymoon period will not last forever.

[Laughter.]

One day, it might change, but I will enjoy it while it is here.

I ask the Member to remember one thing: housing supply is not static, and we must strive to ensure that the policies that we introduce and the funding deployed to support them are used to best effect, achieving value for money while delivering decent, sustainable homes. Many of the policy initiatives introduced throughout the BIC member Administrations are relatively new, and the work sector must evaluate them so that we can continue to learn the lessons from all those schemes in order to continually improve and maximise the delivery of new homes.