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Armed Forces: Housing

Volume 494: debated on Wednesday 17 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much has been spent on upgrading accommodation for serving personnel and their families in (a) the UK and (b) Scotland since 2000. (274599)

I will write to the right hon. and learned Member with the information requested because it is not held centrally and will take more time to collate and verify.

Substantive answer from Kevan Jones to Menzies Campbell:

In my answer of 12 May 2009 (Official Report: Column 432W) I promised to provide you with details on how much has been spent on upgrading accommodation for serving personnel and their families in the UK and Scotland since 2000.

The following was spent upgrading Service Family Accommodation (SFA) in Great Britain (GB) in each financial year since 2001-02, the latest year for which figures are available.

FY

GB (£ million)

2001-02

25.3

2002-03

25.5

2003-04

35.5

2004-05

18.1

2005-06

32.4

2006-07

16.4

2007-08

16.9

2008-09

35.5

Of which, the following was spent upgrading SFA in Scotland:

FY

Scotland (£ million)

2001-02

3.7

2002-03

0.3

2003-04

0.2

2004-05

0.2

2005-06

3.1

2006-07

3.4

2007-08

1.0