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Armed Forces: Housing

Volume 491: debated on Monday 20 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 26 March 2009, Official Report, columns 563-64W, on armed forces: housing, how many service family accommodation units are maintained by Modern Housing Solutions in each (a) region and (b) area. (269027)

Mr. Kevan Jones: Modern Housing Solutions (MHS) as at 31 March 2009 were responsible for the repair and maintenance of service family accommodation (SFA) properties in the following locations.

MHS Region

Area

Number of SFA

East

Brampton

763

Chicksands

852

Colchester

1,024

Coltishall

42

Cottesmore

1,488

Marham

898

Thetford

512

Wattisham

798

East total

6,377

Central

Abingdon

1,494

Brize Norton

1,067

Bushey

1,055

High Wycombe

1,301

Kingston

1,374

Uxbridge

806

Woolwich

338

Central total

7,435

North

Boulmer

213

Catterick

2,212

Waddington

1,649

York

1,307

North total

5,381

South East

Aldershot

3,773

Arborfield

1,390

Brompton

689

Folkestone

733

Gosport

1,827

Portsmouth

1,210

South East total

9,622

South West

Bovington

1,105

Colerne

370

Helston

571

Larkhill

4,212

Lympstone

629

Lyneham

1,241

Plymouth

1,175

Warminster

989

South West total

10,292

West

Chester

403

Haverfordwest

194

Hereford

646

St. Athan

708

Telford

1,561

Weeton

349

West total

3,861

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much has been spent by his Department on upgrading housing for armed forces personnel in each year since 2002. (269661)

The following was spent upgrading service family accommodation in Great Britain in each financial year since 2001-02.

Financial year

£ million

2001-02

25.3

2002-03

25.5

2003-04

33.5

2004-05

18.1

2005-06

32.4

2006-07

16.4

2007-08

16.9

Although the final expenditure for 2008-09 is yet to be confirmed, it is planned to be some £35 million.