§ Mr. Raynsford
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the properties within the responsibility of his Department which are currently empty in the London borough of Greenwich.
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
As at 30 September 1992, the latest date for which figures are available, there were 118 vacant service married quarters in the London borough of Greenwich out of a stock of 646. The majority of these are reserved for families returning from overseas within the next two months while others are undergoing or awaiting major maintenance work or modernisation.
In addition, 39 married quarters were in the process of being sold, 30 of these to a housing association at a discount in return for nomination rights for personnel who will be leaving the services over the next few years.