(2), how many bed spaces will be provided at the new Colchester Garrison; and whether he expects there to be a shortfall of bed spaces.
Pursuant to my answer of 26 June 2006, Official Report, column 20, on Colchester Garrison, I can confirm that 55 houses/flats are rented from the private sector to house the 56 soldiers living in Substitute Service Single Accommodation (SSSA).
An additional 48 rented properties are no longer required and are in the process of being handed back to the private sector.
We can confirm that we do not anticipate a shortfall in bed spaces at the new Colchester Garrison based on the current endorsed requirement. The total number of bed spaces is 2,232 and not 2,231 as I said in my reply on 26 June 2006, Official Report, column 20.