To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the Defence Accommodation Strategy will be published; and for what reason that strategy was not published as part of the defence command paper of 2021.
2 March 2022
I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 18 February 2022 to Question 125482 to the hon. Member for Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport (Luke Pollard).
The Defence Command Paper was published in March 2021 whilst the Ministry of Defence only made the commitment to publishing a Defence Accommodation Strategy (DAS) in June 2021, in response to a recommendation from the Public Accounts Committee's report Living in Single Living Accommodation. There was, therefore, never any intention for the DAS to be published as part of the Defence Command Paper, as the Paper pre-dates the conception of the DAS.