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Service Accommodation

Volume 174: debated on Tuesday 12 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is the current backlog of unavoidable repairs to service accommodation.

The backlog of maintenance for essential and unavoidable repairs to service accommodation at 1 April 1990 was estimated at £36 million.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment has been made of the influence of the quality of rented service accommodation on the rate of premature voluntary release.

No single factor influences personnel to leave the services prematurely and the results of attitude surveys conducted among service personnel indicate that the quality of service accommodation is not a major factor in the decision to leave.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many representations he has received from service personnel regarding the quality of service accommodation.

No records are kept centrally of representations on behalf of service personnel regarding the quality of service accommodation, but we are aware of a small number of such representations over the last 12 months.