§ Dr. David Clark
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the recommendations of the Armed Forces Pay Review Body 1996 report concerning the use of the assured shorthold tenancy as a basis for fixing service accommodation rents. 
§ Mr. Soames
The Armed Forces Pay Review Body stated in its 1996 report that it has adopted as the basis for its recommendations on accommodation charges a326W weighted average derived from all relevant housing sectors. This includes assured shorthold tenancies, but these are not the sole comparator. The Government have accepted the review body's recommendation.
§ Mr. Arbuthnot
The estate intended for sale ranges widely in age, from properties constructed recently to housing built before 1945.