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.
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.
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.