§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many tenanted houses of General Needs Housing Association houses have been sold with a discount to sitting tenants in Northern Ireland; and what proportion this is in percentage terms and numbers of the total stock of General Needs Housing Association houses.
§ Mr. Chris Patten
To date registered housing associations in Northern Ireland have sold at a discount, 128 dwellings providing general family accommodation to sitting tenants. This represents 6 per cent. of the total stock of such dwellings, which now totals 2,024.