HC Deb 25 July 1950 vol 478 cc48-9W
113. Mr. C. S. Taylor

asked the Secretary of State for War how many senior non-commissioned officers are not renewing their engagements, particularly those in garrison towns, giving as their reason the shortage of married quarters.

Mr. Strachey

This information is not available. The shortage of married quarters, however, undoubtedly may have an effect in determining the decision by a senior non-commissioned officer whether or not to re-engage. As the House know, a substantial programme for the construction of married quarters is now going forward.