HL Deb 16 July 1990 vol 521 cc733-4WA
The Earl of Ilchester

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is their estimate of the number of Service families who, because of the lack of suitable married quarters, are currently accommodated in hirings, or similar housing, and what additional quartering costs are thereby incurred.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence (The Earl of Arran)

The 3estimated number of Service families currently accommodated in hirings throughout the UK is about 50, at a rental cost of some £120,000 per annum.