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Departmental Houses

Volume 128: debated on Wednesday 2 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many of his Department's houses in (a) Scotland, (b) England, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland have been declared surplus in each year since 1979.

[holding answer 22 February 1988]: I regret that the information requested is not available broken down by country. The total number of properities declared surplus in each year is as follows:

Number
(a) Married Quarters1 2
15 January 1979 to 14 January 19801,618
15 January 1980 to 14 January 19812,161
15 January 1981 to 14 January 19821,189
15 January 1982 to 14 January 19831,000
15 January 1983 to 14 January 1984506
15 January 1984 to 14 January 1985686
15 January 1985 to 31 March 19861,595
1 April 1986 to 31 March 19871,523
1 April 1987 to 30 November 198731,220
Total11,498

Number

(b) MOD Civilian Houses

4

1 April 1979 to 31 March 19805
1 April 1980 to 31 March 198111
1 April 1981 to 31 March 1982329
1 April 1982 to 31 March 1983526
1 April 1983 to 31 March 198482
1 April 1984 to 31 March 1985599
1 April 1985 to 31 March 1986305
1 April 1986 to 31 March 1987149
1 April 1987 to 19 February 19883167
Total2,173

1 Including flats.

2These figures do not include surplus properties transferred to the Territorial Army, the United States forces in the United Kingdom or which may have been demolished.

3 Latest recorded figures.

4 Including demolitions and transfers.