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U-turn on suspension of Housing Executive work welcomed

14 January, 2009 - by Fra McCann


Sinn Féin Housing Spokesperson, West Belfast MLA Fra McCann has welcomed the Announcement that the Housing Executive is to begin work to a number of major works it had suspended before Christmas.

Mr McCann said:

This announcement will be welcomed by tenants and contractors alike. Things had looked bleak for some months but this announcement, to reinstate repairs, selective new build, adaptations and new tenancy repairs will guarantee many hundreds of people will be re-employed in the construction sector.

"We in Sinn Fein had been concerned at the abrupt way these schemes had been suspended and we intend to pursue this with the Minister of Social Development and the Housing Executive.

"We will continue to monitor the situation. W are also happy that Margaret Ritchie has reaffirmed her commitment to meet the social new build targets laid out in the Programme for Government." ENDS

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