HC Deb 08 March 2004 vol 418 c1264W
Mr. Gerald Howarth

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many(a) single living units and (b) married quarters in the Aldershot constituency (i) are unoccupied and (ii) have been unoccupied for three months or more. [156830]

Mr. Caplin

As at 26 February, of a total of 1,808 family quarters in the Aldershot constituency, 247 were unoccupied. 113 of the properties had been unoccupied for more than three months. Unoccupied service family housing may be allocated or under offer to incoming families, awaiting modernisation or earmarked for disposal.

Services single living accommodation (SLA) in the Aldershot constituency comprises 6,643 bed spaces, shared between two sites, Aldershot and Minley. Of these, some 1,064 are currently unoccupied. Some vacancies are unavoidable, since various groups have to be accommodated separately from others, for example, female personnel from male, and successive training troops from each other.

No figures are available that identify those bed spaces unoccupied for more than three months.

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