HC Deb 26 October 1972 vol 843 cc353-4W
3. Mr. Tilney

asked the Minister of State for Defence what further action he has taken with foreign Governments over the possible purchase of land in their countries on which to build married quarters.

Lord Balniel

The foreign countries where married quarters are required are mainly in north-west Europe, particularly Germany. The recommendation by the Defence and External Affairs Sub-Committee that we should consider renegotiating the relevant NATO agreement with a view to purchasing land in those countries on which to build married quarters is now being examined. Any action to be taken with the Governments concerned will depend on the outcome of this examination.