HC Deb 28 November 1962 vol 668 c69W
Mr. Morris

asked the Secretary of State for War what is the shortfall of married quarters in the United Kingdom; and what is the number of soldiers who have to be separated from their families where the latter are accommodated in hostels.

Mr. Profumo

About 33,500 officers and other ranks serving in this country are entitled to official married accommodation. Some 9,800 families of officers and other ranks are not accommodated officially; however, about 3,800 officers and other ranks are living with their families in private accommodation at their duty stations which they have obtained under their own arrangements. A further 3,500 have not applied for official accommodation.

Five hundred and ninety-five other ranks have their families, from whom they are separated, accommodated in Married Families Hostels in the United Kingdom. Of these 340 are serving in the United Kingdom.

Approximately 1,200 married quarters are being built each year in this country.

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