§ Rev. Ian Paisley
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much has been spent by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive on advertising the sales of publicly owned houses to tenants in each of the last two years; and what is the budget for the current year.
§ Mr. Chris Patten
This is a matter for the Northern Ireland Housing Executive, but I understand from the chairman that the executive has not considered it necessary to spend money on advertising this policy which has been well publicised in the news media, by the publication of explanatory leaflets, and by direct contact with tenants.