§ 29. Mr. Carson
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the implementation of the rent rebate scheme of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive; and if he will make an assessment of the percentage of eligible tenants who are availing themselves of its benefits.
§ Mr. Concannon
The implementation of the rent rebate scheme is the direct responsibility of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive. However, I understand from the Executive that the take-up is still disappointing and that at 31st October only 6 per cent. of the Housing Executive's tenants throughout Northern Ireland were receiving rebates though as many as 40 per cent. may be eligible.