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Armed Forces: Housing

Defence written question – answered on 18th June 2009.

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Photo of Liam Fox Liam Fox Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many and what percentage of forces' accommodation units are in each condition grade in each region in England.

Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (Veterans)

The following table is the best available breakdown of service families accommodation by location based on the Department's housing regions, and is correct as at 25 March 2009. This updates information given in my answer of 30 March 2009, Hansard, column 884W, and my written ministerial statement of 17 March 2009, Hansard, columns 43-44WS, and reflects further verification and analysis work including that carried out with the National Audit Office.

S1fC S2fC S3fC S4fC
Housing region No. % No. % No. % No. % Not assessed Total
East 1,930 40.55 2,599 54.61 213 4.47 17 0.36 1,618 6,377
London 1,179 20.65 3,613 63.31 800 14.02 115 2.01 1,728 7,435
North 2,092 52.55 1,750 43.96 112 2.81 27 0.68 1,400 5,381
South East 2,797 35.47 4,631 58.73 345 4.37 112 1.42 1,737 9,622
Southwest 2,255 27.04 5,664 67.92 344 4.13 76 0.91 1,953 10,292
West (inc Wales) 1,338 45.34 1,518 51.44 89 3.02 6 0.20 9,10 3,861
PFI Properties/Hirings 2,005 2,005
Total 11,591 34.47 19,775 58.82 1,903 5.66 353 1.05 11,351 44,973

Data for the condition of service families accommodation will be updated on a quarterly basis beginning from July 2009, and the information will be placed in the Library of the House.

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