Army Housing Estates

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 29th October 1970.

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Photo of Mr James Boyden Mr James Boyden , Bishop Auckland 12:00 am, 29th October 1970

asked the Minister of State for Defence what steps he has taken to improve the management of Army housing estates.

Photo of Mr Ian Gilmour Mr Ian Gilmour , Norfolk Central

The organisation set up in 1969 to administer Army housing estates is to be reviewed early next summer to see whether, in the light of experience gained, any alteration is required.

Photo of Mr James Boyden Mr James Boyden , Bishop Auckland

Will the hon. Gentleman give an assurance that the scheme is not being cut and that the cuts proposed in the White Paper do not affect the married quarters building programme?

Photo of Mr Ian Gilmour Mr Ian Gilmour , Norfolk Central

We have no intention of cutting the married quarters building programme. As I explained yesterday, we are increasing it. We are looking at the housing management situation, but I cannot give any undertaking now.