Married Quarters (Overseas)

Oral Answers to Questions — Armed Forces – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 26th October 1949.

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Photo of Mr Daniel Lipson Mr Daniel Lipson , Cheltenham 12:00 am, 26th October 1949

asked the Minister of Defence what progress is being made in the provision of married quarters for Service personnel overseas; and when does he anticipate that requirements will be met.

Photo of Mr Albert Alexander Mr Albert Alexander , Sheffield, Hillsborough

Since the end of the war more than 1,800 married quarters have been made available for Service personnel overseas, excluding Germany and Austria. The full requirement for married quarters cannot be stated since this must vary with the final disposition of forces.

Photo of Mr Daniel Lipson Mr Daniel Lipson , Cheltenham

Is the provision of married quarters likely to be affected by any cuts in Defence expenditure?

Photo of Mr Albert Alexander Mr Albert Alexander , Sheffield, Hillsborough

I hope not, at any rate, not to any serious extent.