HC Deb 22 May 1978 vol 950 c439W
Mr. Churchill

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what security of tenure is enjoyed, in respect of married quarter accommodation, by the family of a Service man killed on active service.

Dr. Gilbert

The family of a deceased Service man may continue to occupy a quarter for a period of up to six months after his death. During this time, the Service welfare authorities give every assistance in finding alternative accommodation. Thereafter, action may be taken by the Ministry of Defence to repossess the quarter, but usually only if it is required immediately for another family.

Should repossession nevertheless prove necessary, ministerial approval is required before an application may be made to the courts for a warrant for possession and close contact is maintained with local authorities regarding the provision of suitable alternative accommodation.

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