§ Mr. Robert Banks
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many empty Ministry of Defence domestic dwellings there are in North Yorkshire; and how many are for sale. 
§ Mr. Soames
There are 491 empty MOD domestic dwellings in North Yorkshire, of which eight are currently being sold under the joint services discount scheme. As my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Defence announced on 30 November 1995,Official Report, columns 810–11, we intend to transfer ownership of the married quarters estate in England and Wales to the private sector.