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Volume 405: debated on Monday 12 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) of the total available stock of MOD accommodation units in each of the six districts of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, (a) how many and what proportion are within a restricted military base, and how many of those are empty, and (b) how many are situated within the civilian community and how many of those are empty; [111431](2) how many

(a) MOD-owned and (b) long-term leased accommodation units there are in each of the six districts of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly; [111432]

(3) how many and what proportion of his Departments accommodation units situated within civilian areas in Kerrier district have been empty in each of the last five years for which records are available; and of these, how many were in the St. Ives constituency. [111424]

All Service family housing in Cornwall is owned by Annington Homes Ltd. and managed and maintained, under a lease-back agreement, by the Ministry of Defences Defence Housing Executive (DHE) Agency.The number of Service family housing units in Cornwall and the number empty, by constituency, is shown in the table. Only seven properties in Cornwall are located within a military base (RAF St. Mawgan), and they are all occupied.

ConstituencyLocationsTotal propertiesVacant properties
St. IvesHelston (Culdrose)29341
Falmouth and CambourneFalmouth/Redruth522
Truro and St. Austell0
Cornwall NorthNewquay/St. Mawgan/36846
St. Eval
Cornwall South EastSaltash10214
Scilly Isles0
Totals in Cornwall8151103
1 Of the vacant properties:
some 50 are either under offer or allocated and awaiting incoming families;
29 are identified for disposal during this financial year; and 20 are held against known future deployments.
The remainder are available for occupation.
There are 333 properties within the Kerrier district council boundaries, of which 293 are located in the St. Ives constituency. 43 properties are currently vacant, of which 41 are in the St. Ives constituency, including those held against future deployment. Historic data for district council areas is not held, but our available records for Cornwall as a whole over the last three years show that the number of vacancies has not changed substantially.