§ 19. Mr. Tilney
asked the Minister of State for Defence what further progress he has made in providing married quarters for the British Army of the Rhine.
§ Lord Balniel
Good progress has been made. More than 75 per cent. of the families requiring married accommodation in the long term are already housed in permanent quarters or multiple hirings near to military facilities. Under the present programme, 3,000 additional long-term hirings are being acquired and a further 4,000 have been approved. This will eliminate the waiting list for married quarters and also allow a substantial number of the more dispersed and uneconomical hirings to be disposed of.