HC Deb 17 April 2000 vol 348 c368W
Mr. Cox

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many military married quarters were sold in the UK during 1999; and how much revenue was raised by the sales. [118833]

Dr. Moonie

The majority of Service Families Accommodation (SFA) in England and Wales was sold to Annington Homes Limited (AHL) on 5 September 1996, on a 999-year lease. The Ministry of Defence leases back those properties it requires to house Service families on a 200-year lease. Those properties not required for Service use are released to AHL, as they become available. 1,472 properties were disposed of in this way in 1999 calendar year. The amount raised from these sales is a matter for AHL.

In addition, Defence Estates remains responsible for a small number of SFA's in England and Wales and all of those in Scotland. Of these, 478 have been disposed of in the period providing revenue of £10,437,516.