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Married Quarters, Germany (Caravans)

Volume 649: debated on Wednesday 22 November 1961

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asked the Secretary of State for War on what basis he intends to allocate the caravans ordered for married families in the British Army of the Rhine, specifying the relevant garrisons and the expected time of despatch; and what relief they are expected to give to the shortage of married quarters.

Caravans will be alloted according to need; but they will be optional, and a family which declines the offer of a caravan will not thereby lose its place on the list for a normal quarter. Deliveries are expected to begin early next month, and to be completed by the end of February, 1962. The provision of these caravans will make a direct contribution to solving the problems of those garrisons in the British Army of the Rhine where the shortage of married quarters is most acute. Their mobility enables them to be moved to wherever the need is greatest. They will first be allotted to the following garrisons: