asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what figures are available of the number of units of accommodation for service families subsequently handed over to the Property Services Agency which have been occupied by squatters in the last 12 months; what action has been taken; how many units are currently being occupied by squatters; and if he will make a statement.
Twenty-four. Court orders to evict were obtained in 18 cases. In two cases the squatters left voluntarily.Four units are currently occupied by squatters. A court order is being sought in one case. In the other three, court action is being deferred because the squatters are expected to vacate voluntarily.Whenever necessary court orders are sought to evict squatters.