Armed Forces: Housing

Ministry of Defence written question – answered at on 3 April 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 10351 on Armed Forces: Housing, if he will provide a regional breakdown of those figures.

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

The table below provides a breakdown per region of the number of Service Family Accommodation (SFA) which have been treated for damp and mould, loss of heating, loss of hot water, loss of water supply, electrical faults, and pest infestation since 1 April 2022.

As previously advised, the damp and mould figures are provided from February 2023 and issues relating to the loss of heating and hot water are not recorded separately as boiler faults often affect both.

The 1,674 SFA properties which had been treated for damp and mould was reported as at 10:00 hours on 18 January 2024 from the live reporting system. The end of day final figure recorded for 18 January 2024 was 1,679, as shown in the table below.

Issue

No. of SFA in South East

No. of SFA in South West

No. of SFA in Central

No. of SFA in North

Total no. of SFA properties

Supporting Notes

Damp and mould (provided from February 2023)

700

656

174

149

1,679

Loss of heating and hot water

8,120

9,117

3,330

3,535

24,102

This figure includes all repairs associated with heating such as condensate pipes freezing in extremely cold weather, a faulty single radiator valve, a lack of hot water to individual taps and are not limited to just a total loss of heating or water loss.

Loss of water supply

9

13

21

5

48

Electrical faults

8,981

9,490

7,371

4,044

29,886

The electrical fault figure includes faults such as light bulb changes, one hob of an electric oven not working and electric shower issues. It does not always relate to any safety issue or total loss of electricity.

Pest infestation

1,874

1,473

1,125

651

5,123

Pest control requests are responded to within 3 hours if an emergency, and within 15 days if routine.

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