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Crown Employees (Accommodation)

Volume 973: debated on Wednesday 14 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will give his estimate of the number of (a) local authority, (b) county council, (c) National Health Service and (d) other Crown employees, including Ministry of Defence Armed Service personnel, who are tenants living in accommodation owned by their employers; and if he will give his estimate as to the number of each category of employees who leave such accommodation each year because of retirement, injury or disabling illness.

Following is the latest information readily available about the number of Crown employees living in accommodation provided by their employers. All figures are approximate estimates.

Services married accommodation94,000
National Health Service18,000
Prison officer and governor grades12,000
Defence estates4,000
Forestry Commission4,000
No detailed figures are available concerning the number of local authority—including county council—workers, who live in accommodation provided by their employer.The numbers of staff who leave their accommodation each year, and their reasons for doing so, are not known.