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Soldiers may be forced to quit British Army because forces homes are so squalid

Troops may quit the Army[1] because their homes are in a squalid state, MPs are warning. Forces families have been left without hot water, heating and cooking facilities in dirty, mouldy houses. One moved into a new home, after an overseas deployment, to find broken pipes, a filthy oven and a wasps nest in the shed.

Today MPs on the Public Accounts Committee accuse the Ministry of Defence and private contractor CarillionAmey of badly letting down service families . PAC chairman Meg Hillier said: The MoD seriously misjudged CarillionAmey s capacity to deliver a service which CarillionAmey accepts it was not equipped to deliver.

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Birmingham Mail Soldiers May Be Forced To Quit British Army Because Forces Homes Are So Squalid Meg Hiller

The PAC report warned in the worst cases frustration with the failure to carry out repairs may be driving some highly trained personnel to leave the military. Defence Minister Mark Lancaster said progress is being made. CarillionAmey s Daniel Easthope said: Our housing service is now performing well.

References

  1. ^ Army (www.mirror.co.uk)

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