§ Mr. Home Robertson
asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many of his Department's personnel in Scotland live in accommodation in respect of which payments in lieu of rates are made by his Department to local authorities.
§ Mr. Freeman
Contributions in lieu of rates are made in respect of property deemed to be in occupation of the Crown. Such payments are the responsibility of the rating of Government property department. Approximately 14,550 service and 500 Ministry of Defence civilian personnel are living in such property in Scotland.