Friday, 23 March 2007


They are sent off to war, and return to live in slums.

A significant number of UK service personnel could be living in poor quality accommodation for the next 20 years or more, a report has claimed. The National Audit Office study says more than 40% of MOD homes are sub-standard with no final date for an upgrade.Out of an estate of 46,800 homes, more than 19,000 remain substandard.

Defence Minister Derek Twigg admitted the there were problems with some living quarters but said more than £5bn will be spent over 10 years on improvements. The Ministry of Defence is the second largest landowner in the UK and has a worldwide estate valued at £18bn. Yet somehow, the MOD does not have enough resources to house adequately our service men and women.


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