§ Mr. Litterick
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many rent and rates strikes by council house tenants are now in progress in Northern Ireland.
§ Mr. Carter
It is not possible to say how many tenants are deliberately withholding rent as a means of political protest or as part of an organised rent strike.
However, on 30th September 1977, 40,644 current tenants of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive owed £20 or more in rent.