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David Marshall (Glasgow East, Labour)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Ministry of Defence houses were sold in each of the last 10 years.

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Derek Twigg (Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Minister for Veterans), Ministry of Defence; Halton, Labour)

Details of the number of service family accommodation (SFA) properties sold in Northern Ireland are not held centrally so will take a little more time to collate. I will write to the hon. Member and a copy of my letter will be placed in the Library of the House.

Records of other SFA sold in financial year 1997-98 to 1999-2000 no longer exist. However, SFA properties sold in each financial year since FY 2000-01 are set out as follows:

Financial year SFA sold
2000-01 316
2001-02 250
2002-03 336
2003-04 208
2004-05 62
2005-06 281
2006-07 365

Substantive answer from Derek Twigg to David Marshall:

I undertook to write to you in answer to your Parliamentary Question on 19 October 2007, (Official Report, column 974W) about the number of Ministry of Defence houses sold in each of the last 10 years in Northern Ireland. I apologise that it has taken so long to reply to you.

I can confirm that the number of Service Family Accommodation (SFA) sold in Northern Ireland during the given period is:

Financial year Number of SFA sold
1997-98 2
1998-99 1
1999-2000 0
2000-01 0
2001-02 0
2002-03 0
2003-04 17
2004-05 86
2005-06 92
2006-07 0
2007-08 127

Please accept my apologies for the lateness of writing but this was due to an administrative error.

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