HC Deb 26 October 1972 vol 843 c355W
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.