HL Deb 21 February 2005 vol 669 c167WA
Lord Astor of Hever

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many of the United Kingdom's Armed Forces at present in Iraq are in tented accommodation; how many are in other temporary accommodation; and how many are in permanent accommodation. [H L688]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence (Lord Bach)

We have 12 tented camps in Iraq, which house up to 5,250 personnel. We also have nine hard-walled accommodation camps, which house up to 4,375 personnel in more permanent accommodation. Some personnel are also accommodated in existing buildings. The actual numbers of personnel housed in each type of accommodation fluctuates according to operational demands and is not held centrally.