Armed Forces: Housing

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 16th April 2021.

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Photo of Stephen Morgan Stephen Morgan Shadow Minister (Defence) (Armed Forces and Defence Procurement), Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Government’s response to the Selous Report, Living in our Shoes – understanding the needs of UK Armed Forces families, published on 29 March 2021, how many applications from service personnel to carry out DIY improvements to their Service Family Accommodation have been (a) made and (b) granted in each of the last five years.

Photo of Jeremy Quin Jeremy Quin The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The total number of DIY improvement applications received from Service personnel, in regards to their Service Family Accommodation, and subsequent approvals given is set out below.

Year

Number of applications

Number of approved applications

2019

227

226

2020

225

200

2021*

107

99

Data on applications for improvement works prior to 2019 is not held.

* As at 14 April 2021

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