HC Deb 23 February 1998 vol 307 cc39-40W
Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what guidelines exist for the purchase of furniture for service accommodation; whether price ranges are provided; and whether there is specific advice with regard to the purchase of beds. [30235]

Dr. Reid

Levels of individual entitlement and agreed standards for the provision of furniture and furnishings for all Service accommodation are promulgated in the relevant Joint Service Publications. Such items are routinely purchased using centrally negotiated tri-service, fixed-priced, enabling arrangements. Where contract cover is not provided quotations are used. There is a specialist advisory service which provides advice about all items procured under these arrangements including beds.