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Married Quarters (Warminster)

Volume 407: debated on Wednesday 25 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on progress to update married quarters in Warminster. [121334]

I refer the hon. Member to my predecessor's answer to him of 22 July 2002, Official Report, column 752W, the improvements planned for last year have been completed.It is still our intention to carry out a full upgrade of some 400 properties to 'Standard 1 for Condition'. Furthermore, a number of improvements are being carried out this financial year, including:

  • installation of 150 showers to soldiers' quarters;
  • replacement rear doors to 101 soldiers' quarters;
  • upgrading electrical supply to Officer's quarters area—Elm Hill upgrading and repairing roads
  • replacement of fascias, soffits and rainwater goods at 111 Officers' quarters
  • external redecorations to 10 quarters