Defence: Buildings

Ministry of Defence written question – answered at on 25 October 2023.

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Photo of John Healey John Healey Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many buildings currently operated by the Defence Medical Services were constructed using reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC).

Photo of John Healey John Healey Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many buildings on the defence estate containing either (a) administrative facilities, (b) ammunition storage facilities, (c) fortifications, (d) military intelligence facilities, (e) fossil fuel storage and handling facilities, (f) recreation facilities, (g) research facilities, (h) vehicle repair, maintenance and storage facilities, (i) weapons and ammunition production facilities, (j) correctional facilities were constructed using reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC).

Photo of James Cartlidge James Cartlidge The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

For now, the focus is on bringing together the information we hold about the Government estate into one place. This work is being coordinated by the Office for Government Property.

Surveys are currently being conducted to identify buildings which may have been constructed with RAAC on Ministry of Defence (MOD) land.

We take safety extremely seriously and, based on our current information, RAAC has not traditionally been used by the MOD in the construction of domestic structure, and it is therefore highly unlikely that any Service Family Accommodation is affected. The majority of Single Living Accommodation was not constructed during the review period.

We do not classify buildings in the categories requested, information is therefore not held in the format requested.

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