I propose to take Questions Nos. 452, 455 and 484 together.
The Housing (miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2014, presented to Dáil Éireann on 7 May 2014, will, among other things, underpin a new tenant purchase scheme to replace the 1995 scheme for existing local authority houses, which closed for new applications at the end of 2012. The new scheme will be similar to the incremental purchase schemes currently in operation, relating to newly-built local authority houses and local authority apartments, respectively.
I expect that the Bill will be enacted by the summer, following which I will prescribe the commencement date and the detailed terms of the scheme. I intend to relate the purchase price of the house to its market value with replacement cost also being taken into account. The Bill provides for discounts on the purchase price linked to tenant income, but consideration is also being given to the possibility of retaining length of tenancy as a discount criterion in certain circumstances.