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Departmental Houses

Volume 894: debated on Tuesday 24 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many of his Department's houses are at present lying vacant.

The latest available figures show that the Ministry of Defence has about 6,600 Service and civilian married quarters lying vacant. The reasons for these vacancies are varied but they include the need for repair and modernisation and the need to retain property, in the immediate aftermath of the defence review, while their future value to the Services is being studied. In addition, there are a number of vacant houses in the course of disposal.