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Questions need answered about £27M Housing Executive underspend – Fra McCann

29 January, 2013 - by Fra McCann

Sinn Féin MLA Fra McCann has raised concerns about the £27 million underspend by the Housing Executive.

The West Belfast MLA said:

“At a time when thousands of people are declaring themselves homeless, there are serious problems with housing maintenance and the construction industry on its knees, I am amazed there is this underspend.
“Questions need answered as to why this is the case at any time never mind in the current difficulties.

“How many construction jobs could have been provided in building additional houses, heating appliances installed, window replacements or maintenance problems carried out with this money.
“I will also be asking the minister if this £27 million will be lost to housing next year and if that is the case then it will be a double blow.”

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