Barracks and Married Quarters

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Defence – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 12th April 1967.

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Photo of Rear-Admiral Morgan Morgan-Giles Rear-Admiral Morgan Morgan-Giles , Winchester 12:00 am, 12th April 1967

asked the Secretary of State for Defence by what date, according to his present plans, the shortage of barracks and married quarters in the United Kingdom will have been eliminated.

Photo of Mr James Boyden Mr James Boyden , Bishop Auckland

Our aim is to provide Service men with well-designed modern accommodation, either in the form of barracks or permanent houses for all families entitled to them. Under present plans, our building programme for this will be completed about 1973–74 for married quarters and four or five years later for barracks.

Photo of Rear-Admiral Morgan Morgan-Giles Rear-Admiral Morgan Morgan-Giles , Winchester

Does that mean that the implication that caravans and mobile homes are not likely to be needed after Christmas is no longer valid?

Photo of Mr James Boyden Mr James Boyden , Bishop Auckland

No, Sir, but caravans and mobile homes will be used to the very minimum.

Photo of Mr Enoch Powell Mr Enoch Powell , Wolverhampton South West

Does the hon. Member's estimate take into account the withdrawals from Germany?

Photo of Mr James Boyden Mr James Boyden , Bishop Auckland

The permanent programme to which I was referring was devised, and is carrying on, largely without that in mind, but there is some slack in the system to take this up. Withdrawals from Germany, should they occur, will largely be accommodated in temporary barracks which are available now.