HC Deb 09 July 2001 vol 371 c367W
Mr. Viggers

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what(a) acquisitions and (b) disposals of MOD housing are (i) in hand and (ii) planned in the Gosport constituency. [2828]

Dr. Moonie

The Ministry of Defence has no current plans to provide new service family accommodation in the Gosport constituency. Fifty-one officers' quarters are to be provided at Seafield Park, Fareham as part of a joint Bath, Bristol, Seafield Park Private Finance Initiative (PFI). A decision has also been taken n to begin a second Portsmouth PFI to provide 126 officers' and 35 other ranks' quarters. The precise location of this second PFI provision, ie whether it will be in the Gosport constituency or elsewhere in the Portsmouth/Gosport area, has yet to be determined.

In the current financial year 29 properties in Old Rowner are to be returned to their owner, Annington Homes. Decisions have not yet been taken regarding any possible disposals for 2002–03 and beyond.