Wednesday 3 February 2021 / 8:57 AM Defence

Stephen Morgan responds to NAO report on Improving Armed Forces’ Single Living Accommodation

Stephen Morgan MP, Labour’s Shadow Armed Forces Minister, responding to the National Audit Office report on Improving Armed Forces’ Single Living Accommodation, said:

“This report shows that too often service accommodation is a far cry from the ‘homes fit for heroes’ our forces should expect.

“With more than half of the Armed Forces housed in Single Living Accommodation, substandard conditions present a serious risk to recruitment and retention. The appalling prevalence of issues with basics like heating and hot water doesn’t live up to the promises made in the Armed Forces Covenant. Those who serve deserve better.

“The Armed Forces Bill presents an important opportunity to make meaningful improvements to the day-to-day lives of those who serve. Labour will challenge the government to deliver quality, affordable housing for forces and their families.”