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Additional Married Quarters

Volume 497: debated on Monday 10 March 1952

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Motion made, and Question proposed,

That a sum, not exceeding £100, be granted to Her Majesty, to defray the expense of certain additional married quarters, which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of March, 1953.

On page 175 of the Estimates I see that the figure is given for the married quarters to be started during the year under this Vote. I wondered if it is possible for the hon. Gentleman to give an estimate of what will be the number of married quarters completed, whether started this year or not, in the next 12 months.

Perhaps the hon. Member will permit me to reply on this particular question. I have the figures. The estimated numbers for 1952–53 of permanent married quarters are 1,916, and I may say, in passing, that they are very much higher than they have ever been in the past.

I am glad to know the figures. I was invariably asked to produce these figures myself, and I thought it

ARMY SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATE, 1951–52
Resolved,
That a Supplementary sum, not exceeding £10,000,000, be granted to Her Majesty, to defray the charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of March, 1952 for expenditure beyond the sum already provided in the grants for Army Services for the year.
Schedule
Sums not exceeding
Supply GrantsAppropriations in Aid
Vote.££
1. Pay, &c, of the Army5,960,0001,140,000
2. Reserve Forces, Territorial Army (to an additional number not exceeding 17,900 all ranks), Home Guard and Cadet Forces1,480,000
3. War Office140,000
4. Civilians2,280,000
5. Movements8,740,000
6. Supplies, &c.11,690,000
7. Stores

Cr 16,570,000

4,000,000
8. Works, Buildings and Lands

Cr 4,430,000

1,560,000
9. Miscellaneous Effective Services710,000800,000
11. Additional Married Quarters

* - 1,800,000

Total, Army (Supplementary) 1951–52£10,000,0005,700,000

* Deficit.

Chairman to report Resolutions and ask leave to sit again.—[ Mr. Butcher.]

would be interesting to know if the hon. Gentleman had them.

Question put, and agreed to.

Resolutions to be reported this day.

Committee to sit again this day.