§ Mr. Grocott
asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many empty Ministry of Defence houses there are in (a) Staffordshire, (b) Warwickshire, (c) Shropshire, (d) Worcestershire, and (e) the West Midlands Metropolitan County, respectively.
§ Dr. Gilbert
The latest available figures show the following vacant married quarters and Ministry of Defence civilian houses:
- (a) 300 in Staffordshire
- (b) 100 in Warwickshire
- (c) 400 in Shropshire
- (d) 300 in the county of Hereford and Worcester
- (e) None in the county of West Midlands.
Since these figures were compiled, some 170 houses in these areas, including 83 at Marchington, Staffordshire, and 52 at Oswestry, Shropshire, have been passed to the Property Services Agency for disposal.