HC Deb 05 April 1965 vol 710 c10
6. Mr. Evelyn King

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will estimate the current shortage of married quarters available to Service families stationed in the South Dorset constituency.

The Minister of Defence for the Royal Navy (Mr. Christopher Mayhew)

About 460. This is partly offset by the accommodation of some 240 families in Service hirings.

Mr. King

Would the hon. Gentleman say when supply is likely to catch up with demand?

Mr. Mayhew

We have another 224 married quarters which will be completed by the middle of next year and 220-odd will be started in the subsequent three years. These should see us through.

Mr. David Griffiths

Is my hon. Friend aware that not only is there a lack of accommodation in married quarters, but that there are filthy and uninhabitable married quarters in some places, particularly the one in Hong Kong about which I wrote to him? Will he look into that?

Mr. Speaker

Order. This Question is about South Dorset.