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Armed Forces: Housing

Volume 467: debated on Thursday 22 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much (a) has been and (b) will be released to the Treasury under arrangement with Annington Homes for the return to Annington Homes of void married quarters in each year for which figures are available. (165867)

Under the terms of the Profit Share Agreement with Annington Homes Ltd., the Treasury has received some £150 million to date. The calculation of the profit share is dependent on the number of properties released, and the proceeds made on their disposal. It is not possible to predict a figure for future receipts.

The breakdown of amounts received by calendar year is as follows:

£ million

1997

2.3

1998

2.5

1999

6.8

2000

7.9

2001

15.6

2002

21.0

2003

34.8

2004

15.9

2005

19.2

2006

14.3

2007

9.5

It should be noted that the profit share follows disposal of the properties and not their return to Annington Homes Ltd.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he expects married quarters to reach the Decent Homes Standard applicable to social housing by 2010. (165869)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 23 January 2007, Official Report, column 1631W, to the hon. Members for Portsmouth, South (Mr. Hancock) and Colchester (Bob Russell).