12. Mr. John Mark Taylor
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the progress of the Government's right-to-buy policy for council dwellings.
§ Mr. Chris Patten
I am glad to say that the Northern Ireland Housing Executive operates a successful voluntary sales scheme which has enabled 26,000 dwellings to be 535W sold to sitting tenants. So far, no tenants have invoked the provisions of the right-to-buy legislation in Northern Ireland.