§ 1. Mr. Wingfield Digby
asked the Minister of Defence how many Service married quarters have become redundant in the last four years; what was their original cost; and what arrangements were made for their disposal.
§ The Minister of Defence (Mr. Harold Watkinson)
The number is 844. Their original cost was about £1,250,00. A total of 590 have been transferred to other Government Departments, leased or sold, and the disposal of the remainder is being negotiated.
§ Mr. Wingfield Digby
Will my right hon. Friend tell me how many have been returned to local authorities, which was envisaged in the Armed Forces (Housing Loans) Act?
§ Mr. Watkinson
I am afraid that I cannot do so without notice, but I will gladly do so if my hon. Friend tables a Question.