Married Quarters, Colchester

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 8th November 1949.

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Photo of Captain Charles Smith Captain Charles Smith , Colchester 12:00 am, 8th November 1949

asked the Secretary of State for War how many married quarters are at present in course of construction in Colchester Barracks, including in his estimate the number of quarters which will be provided as the result of the rehabilitation of the obsolete quarters at present unoccupied.

Photo of Mr Emanuel Shinwell Mr Emanuel Shinwell , Seaham

One hundred and sixty-eight married quarters are in course of construction at Colchester, 68 being for officers and 100 for other ranks. In addition, 20 quarters are being provided for other ranks as the result of the rehabilitation of obsolete quarters at present unoccupied.

Photo of Captain Charles Smith Captain Charles Smith , Colchester

asked the Secretary of State for War how many applications for married quarters are outstanding from warrant officers, non-commissioned officers and men serving with units stationed at Colchester.

Photo of Mr Emanuel Shinwell Mr Emanuel Shinwell , Seaham

There are, at present, outstanding 126 applications for married quarters from warrant officers, noncommissioned officers and men at Colchester. Some 50 further applications will be added to the list on the arrival of a fresh unit in December.