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Armed Forces: Housing

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 171738, tabled on 7 September 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will carry out a review of whether there is sufficient and quality accommodation available to service personnel on the defence estates.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

18 September 2018

The quality and quantity of all service accommodation is under continual review by the Department. The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is committed to providing high quality accommodation within an appropriate locality to where Service personnel live, work and train.

For Service Family Accommodation, the MOD meets the Government Decent Homes Standard, set by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government for 95% of its properties, with the overall condition of the accommodation considered as good.

The MOD has delivered more than 50,000 new or upgraded Single Living Accommodation bed-spaces, across the estate over the last 15 years and is committed to invest significant additional funding in Defence infrastructure over the next 10-15 years.