HC Deb 08 July 1992 vol 211 cc182-3W
Mr. Nigel Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many units of personnel accommodation are vacant in each county in England and Wales, and in each region in Scotland.

Mr. Archie Hamilton

Records are not maintained by counties in England, but at 31 March 1992, the latest date for which figures are available, there were 9,002 MoD-owned service married quarters and civilian residential dwellings vacant in England, Wales and Scotland out of a total stock of 69,841. This excludes barrack and mess accommodation.

Region Vacant
Yorkshire 596
Northern 88
North West 126
South East 3,715
South West 1,617
East Anglia 566
East Midlands 700
West Midlands 322
Clwyd 45
Dyfed 19
Gwent 17
Gwynedd 31
Powys 17
South Glamorgan 105
Borders 19
Dumfries and Galloway 1
Fife 117
Grampian 277
Highlands 15
Western Isles 48
Shetlands 6
Lothian 174
Strathclyde 318
Tayside 63
Total 9,002

Many of these properties were undergoing major works or modernisation, some were already allotted to service families who were due to move in shortly, and others were being considered for disposal. In addition, some 1,850 properties were in the process of being sold.