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Service Accommodation

Volume 475: debated on Monday 28 April 2008

15. To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment he has made of the standards of service accommodation; and if he will make a statement. (201541)

Much service living accommodation is already of a high standard, but some remains below the standard that our service personnel and their families deserve. For this reason, we continue to invest heavily in all types of accommodation with a further £8 billion planned over the next decade, including over £3 billion on new or upgraded accommodation and over £2 billion on refurbishment and maintenance.

In the past seven years we have upgraded some 13,000 family properties. Since 2003, we have delivered some 20,000 new or improved Single Living bed-spaces with 30,000 more planned by 2013.