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Council House Sales

Volume 80: debated on Thursday 13 June 1985

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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.

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 sold to sitting tenants. So far, no tenants have invoked the provisions of the right-to-buy legislation in Northern Ireland.