HC Deb 06 April 1976 vol 909 cc125-6W
31. Mr. David Young

asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many married quarters his Department has disposed of in the past year; and what steps he is taking to dispose of any remaining surplus.

Mr. William Rodgers

Over 1,800 married quarters including civilian houses were passed to the Property Services Agency for disposal during the 12 months ended 31st March 1976. Quarters for which there is no known future defence requirements are disposed of as rapidly as possible. Temporarily vacant quarters for which we can foresee a defence requirement arising some years ahead are considered for leasing to local authorities.