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Armed Forces: Housing

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 27 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many requests for repair call-outs were received by Modern Housing Solutions in each of the last 12 months. (251105)

[holding answer 26 January 2009]: The number of requests for repair call outs received by Modern Housing Solutions (MHS) is not separately identifiable, however, the number of repair jobs raised in 2008 was as follows:

Month

Number of repair jobs raised

January

23,462

February

18,548

March

19,358

April

18,359

May

17,225

June

16,823

July

18,230

August

17,657

September

20,197

October

21,225

November

19,762

December

17,628

Total

228,474

MHS provides a comprehensive repair and maintenance service to occupants of Service Family Accommodation in England and Wales. Repair requests range from emergencies such as burst water pipes to routine tasks associated with the everyday wear and tear of domestic occupation. Figures also include work orders raised in relation to communal areas, children’s playgrounds and other facilities managed by MHS.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the Answer of 20 January 2009, Official Report, column 1264W, on departmental housing, how many houses owned by his Department were rated as grade (a) one, (b) two, (c) three and (d) four in (i) 2005, (ii) 2006 and (iii) 2007. (251695)

Officials are working to identify what information can be provided. I will write to the hon. Member and place a copy of my letter in the Library of the House.