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Armed Forces: Housing

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 207076, tabled on 29 August 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if his Department will review regulations to allow unmarried partners with children to live together in service family accommodation.

Answered on

4 September 2014

The New Employment Model programme aims to examine how we might strike a better balance between the requirements of service and the demands placed on Service personnel and their families, adjusting where necessary to promote greater stability in service life while continuing to recognise the impact of mobility.

This programme includes the future accommodation project which is addressing single and family accommodation, with the aim to balance the future needs of the service with the aspirations of Service personnel for affordable and good quality housing. Within the future accommodation project the Ministry of Defence is reviewing entitlement for service families accommodation to better suit modern 21st century families. This review includes considering the eligibility for Service personnel in long term relationships.