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Service Families (Accommodation)

Volume 958: debated on Wednesday 15 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list, by region (a) the number of units of accommodation held by each of the Armed Services for the use of Service families, (b) the number of units of accommodation for the use of Service families built and disposed of by each of the Services in each of the past 15 years, and (c) the number of units of accommodation for Service families owned by each of the services which had been empty for more than six months on 1st November.

TABLE 1—NUMBER OF MARRIED QUARTERS HELD BY EACH SERVICE

Region

RN

Army

RAF

Total

Northern55406383844
Yorkshire and Humberside294,0912,2996,419
East Midlands1,1625,4906,652
East Anglia1,1166,2447,360
South East6,87818,7959,15734,830
South West6,3539,6024,14720,102
West Midlands2,3121,3693,681
North West431,3251,368
Wales16342,3362,971
Scotland2,7872,3512,9448,082
Northern Ireland22,9402793,221
TOTALS16,14844,73434,64895,530

TABLE 2—NUMBER OF MARRIED QUARTERS BUILT OR PURCHASED BY EACH SERVICE IN EACH OF THE PAST 15 YEARS

Region/Service

1963

1964

1965

1966

1967

1968

1969

1970

1971

1972

1973

1974

1975

1976

1977

To 31st October 1978

Total

Northern

Royal Navy
Army7
Royal Air Force165165

Yorkshire and Humberside

Royal Navy
Army20215936412363965
Royal Air Force

East Midlands

Royal Navy
Army181533
Royal Air Force288317289894

East Anglia

Royal Navy
Army8255137
Royal Air Force3139322763696

Region/Service

1963

1964

1965

1966

1967

1968

1969

1970

1971

1972

1973

1974

1975

1976

1977

To 31st October 1978

Total

South-East

Royal Navy17220445661302211,0672142002,427
Army1424658377013816101921,1721384713071953035281812056,828
Royal Air Force17064842183017227424400140157

South-West

Royal Navy2151208218026085287243311,305
Army4815482992428260105134912,204
Royal Air Force841767985424

West Midlands

Royal Navy
Army4263286191012412116351,058
Royal Air Force11721138

North-West

Royal Navy
Army5112972
Royal Air Force

Wales

Royal Navy
Army1834340104
Royal Air Force

Scotland

Royal Navy2003441545
Army74139142224209482
Royal Air Force1227926622197113691

Northern Ireland

Royal Navy
Army4069721838014539
Royal Air Force7171

Totals

Royal Navy172419120538241232621061,354801312014,277
Army1868351,8891,0054701,5532201,91548461234831188272462636912,655
Royal Air Force483241548652301725132911039002721972534,655
GRAND TOTALS1868351,8891,6601,1302,2211,4102,1868881,1877451,7682,5831,02782382321,361

TABLE 3—NUMBER OF MARRIED QUARTERS PASSED BY EACH SERVICE TO THE PSA FOR DISPOSAL

Year

RN

Army

RAF

Total

19761345141,2681,916
19772088464421,496
1978 (to 31st October)3741,0509802,404
TOTALS7162,4102,6905,816
No record of the numbers of disposals was maintained before 1976. Current records do not analyse the figures by region.

TABLE 4—NUMBER OF MARRIED QUARTERS VACANT FOR MORE THAN SIX MONTHS, AS AT 15TH JULY 1978 (THE LAST DATE ON WHICH FIGURES ARE AVAILABLE)

Region

RN

Army

RAF

Total

Northern45146
Yorkshire and Humberside2204274480
East Midlands1128911,003
East Anglia103796899
South East3279789532,258
South West737034531,229
West Midlands47691567
North West48084
Wales178097
Scotland546755176
Northern Ireland4747
TOTAL4602,8323,5946,886