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Welfare Bill will not end Housing Executive role

Published 09/05/2014

I THOUGHT it would be helpful to clarify a point in relation to the story on homelessness in the Belfast Telegraph (News, May 6).

It refers to how the Welfare Reform Bill contains proposals to break up the Northern Ireland Housing Executive.

This is incorrect. The Welfare Reform Bill has nothing to do with the future structures of the Housing Executive.

As mandated by the Northern Ireland Executive, the social housing reform programme is currently exploring the potential reform of social housing structures, which includes the future delivery of the roles currently provided by the Housing Executive.

However, no decisions have been made to date and, therefore, there are no proposals to break up the Housing Executive.


Minister for Social Development

Belfast Telegraph

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