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Army: Greater London

Volume 461: debated on Monday 4 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) members of the armed forces and (b) non-armed forces staff are assigned to the household of the General Officer Commanding London District. (137443)

The staff assigned to the household of the General Officer Commanding London District are listed in the following able.

Number

Role

Rank

1

House Sergeant

Sergeant

1

Catering/Chef

Civilian

2

Cleaning Assistant

Civilian

The above figures do not include drivers or any other position related staff.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 14 May 2007, Official Report, column 843W, on Army: Greater London, how much the General Officer Commanding London District is required to contribute to the running costs of the house provided to him. (138943)

The General Office Commanding London District, in common with all military personnel living in service accommodation, is charged a daily rate for his accommodation. This is a scaled rate, which is reviewed annually by the Armed Forces Pay Review Body, and is based on the type and grade of accommodation and whether it is fully, partially, or unfurnished.

The MOD paid £15,443 in rent during financial year 2005-06 for the property which the General Office Commanding London District currently occupies. During that period the General Officer Commanding's accommodation charge amounted to a total of £5,726.