§ Mr. David Jamieson
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many dwellings owned by his Department are(a) currently unoccupied and (b) have been unoccupied for six months or more in the counties of (i) Mid-Glamorgan and (ii) Gwent. 
§ Mr. Soames
As at 30 September 1995 my Department owned 124 vacant dwellings in Gwent, of which 116 were being held for a unit deployment due to commence in December and eight were in the process of being sold. A total of 122 of these dwellings had been vacant for more than six months. My Department owned no vacant dwellings in Mid-Glamorgan.