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Armed Forces: Housing

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 179454, tabled on 12 April 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Government’s response to the Selous Report, Living in our Shoes – understanding the needs of UK Armed Forces families, published on 29 March 2021, how many applications from service personnel to carry out DIY improvements to their Service Family Accommodation have been (a) made and (b) granted in each of the last five years.

Answered on

16 April 2021

The total number of DIY improvement applications received from Service personnel, in regards to their Service Family Accommodation, and subsequent approvals given is set out below.

Year

Number of applications

Number of approved applications

2019

227

226

2020

225

200

2021*

107

99

Data on applications for improvement works prior to 2019 is not held.

* As at 14 April 2021