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Departmental Official Residences

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 12 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what official residences are owned by his Department; and what the (a) office held by each resident, (b) address and (c) value is of each such residence. (208889)

[holding answer 5 June 2008]: There are currently 32 Official Service Residences (OSR) which are listed in the following table. While the area in which the residence is located is given, the address has been withheld in the interests of security.

OSRs are properties either owned or leased by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and designated as a residence for a post which carries representational hosting responsibility for the entertainment and/or accommodation of senior or influential guests. It is the post and not the residence that carries OSR status.

Of the 22 OSR properties in Great Britain, 13 are MOD owned, eight are owned by Annington Homes Ltd. and one is part of a Royal Palace. Of the 10 OSR overseas, four are MOD owned, with the remainder provided by the host nation.

Market values of MOD-owned properties are not obtained unless disposal is proposed.

MOD Post Title

OSR location

Chief of Defence Staff

London

Vice Chief of Defence Staff

London

First Sea Lord/Chief of Naval Staff

London

Second Sea Lord/Commander in Chief, Naval Home Command

Portsmouth

Commodore/Britannia Royal Naval College

Dartmouth

Commander-in-Chief (CinC) FLEET

London

Deputy CinC FLEET

Portsmouth

Commander United Kingdom Amphibious Forces

Portsmouth

Flag Officer Sea Training

Plymouth

Flag Officer Northern England and Northern Ireland

Helensburgh

General Officer Commanding (GOC) Northern Ireland

Lisburn

Chief of General Staff

London

Adjutant General

Tidworth

Commandant Royal Military Academy Sandhurst

Camberley

CinC LAND

Bulford

Commandant Allied Rapid Reaction Corps

Wegberg, Germany

GOC l (UK) Div

Herford, Germany

GOC 2 DIV

Edinburgh

GOC London District

London

GOC United Kingdom Support Group (Germany)

Wegberg, Germany

CinC Air Command

Buckinghamshire

Chief of Air Staff

London

Deputy CinC Personnel

Buckinghamshire

Commandant RAF College

Cranwell

Commandant Joint Service Command and Staff College

Shrivenham

Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe

Belgium

Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic

Virginia, USA

UK Military Representative

Brussels

Deputy Commander Joint Forces Command Brunssum

Netherlands

Joint Forces Command HQ Deputy Commander

Naples, Italy

Chief of Joint Operations—London

London

Commander British Forces Cyprus

Cyprus