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Service Accommodation

Volume 404: debated on Monday 28 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what policy he has to ensure that the quality and size of service accommodation offered to families is superior to their previous billet; and if he will make a statement. [110388]

The Defence Housing Executive (DHE) manages service families accommodation (SFA) in Great Britain and since its formation in 1995 has made significant progress in improving the general standard of service housing. About half of the long term core housing stock is now at Standard 1 for Condition (SlfC). The upgrade programme will continue with demanding targets set for the DHE each year, against the services' long term requirements for family housing. As a result many service families will move into better accommodation than they have experienced previously.