Service Accommodation

Defence written question – answered on 24th February 2005.

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Photo of Mr John Wilkinson Mr John Wilkinson Conservative, Ruislip - Northwood

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the effects upon availability of accommodation in married quarters for service families of making them available to personnel of the armed forces of the same sex living together in partnership.

Photo of Mr Ivor Caplin Mr Ivor Caplin Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Defence

It is not possible to identify the number of Service personnel who will elect to enter into a Civil Partnership. However, it is assessed that the numbers will be small and any associated requirement for married quarters would be absorbed within the existing housing management margin.

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