Armed Forces: Housing

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 25th July 2018.

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Photo of Nia Griffith Nia Griffith Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of houses rented by his Department have been unoccupied in each of the last five years; and how much rent his Department has paid for those houses in each of those years.

Photo of Tobias Ellwood Tobias Ellwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

Holding answer received on 16 July 2018

The table below details how many and what proportion of houses rented by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation, have been unoccupied.

Financial Year

Rented Void %

Total Rented Voids

2013-2014

14%

5,504

2014-2015

19%

7,415

2015-2016

18%

7,085

2016-2017

19%

7,456

2017-2018

21%

8,274

Exact rental figures on empty properties are not held centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.

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