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Armed Forces: Housing

Defence written question – answered on 12th December 2011.

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Photo of Jim Murphy Jim Murphy Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence

(1) what estimate he has made of the number of (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy and (c) RAF personnel in Afghanistan who will return to a different accommodation when they have completed their deployment in the next year;

(2) how many (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy and (c) RAF personnel in Afghanistan will be informed of the location of their service accommodation on return from their deployment;

(3) how many (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy and (c) RAF personnel overseas will return to a different accommodation having completed their deployment in the next year;

(4) how many (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy and (c) RAF personnel currently overseas will be informed of the location of their service accommodation on return from deployment in the next year.

Photo of Andrew Robathan Andrew Robathan The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

No service families with a member away on operational deployment will be asked to move to a different service family accommodation property during their deployment.

Personnel in single living accommodation are not generally moved to alternative accommodation while away on operational deployment. Information is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

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