Armed Forces: Housing

Ministry of Defence written question – answered at on 21 March 2024.

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Photo of Luke Pollard Luke Pollard Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 23 January 2024 to Question 10349 on Armed Forces: Housing, how much his Department has spent on housing forces personnel and their dependents in emergency accommodation due to major repair needs at their military accommodation since 1 April 2022.

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

From 1 April 2022 to 29 February 2024, the Department has spent £1,591,838 on housing forces personnel and their dependants in emergency accommodation due to major repairs needed at their military accommodation.

Where an alternative permanent solution is either not appropriate or not immediately available, families are placed into temporary accommodation.

Temporary accommodation is provided for a number of reasons, including non-habitable faults at Move-In, leaks, heating/hot water issues, total loss of cooking facilities, fires or floods.

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