THE state of accommodation for armed forces personnel and their families is “deplorable”, Caerphilly MP Wayne David said in Parliament on Monday, March 13.

The Labour MP said: “The situation is deplorable. My concern is that only lip service is paid to those real worries. Surely to goodness, warm words and tinkering are not enough. Real action is needed.”

Saying he was "really disappointed" by Mr David's comments, defence secretary Mark Lancaster replied: "Only last year, some £64 million was invested in service family accommodation. Next year, we will invest some £80 million in service family accommodation."