HC Deb 22 November 1977 vol 939 c694W
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.