§ 5. Mr. Hattersley
asked the Minister of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the proposals for the improvement of barrack accommodation in the British Army of the Rhine.
§ Mr. G. Johnson Smith
It is estimated that the cost of improvement of single barrack accommodation will be £80 million to £90 million. We are currently concentrating on a first phase estimated to cost £30 million or so. These barracks—some of which date from the nineteenth century—are the property of the Federal German authorities, whose agreement to and co-operation in their modernisation has been sought and readily given.