A file relating to the British government's evacuation plans produced prior to the beginning of war. Subjects covered in the file include the plan for transport provisions for evacuees; guidance for Local Authorities on the conduct of housing accommodation surveys; guidance for householders receiving evacuees; and emergency procedures for evacuation. Other subjects discussed include the preservation of child evacuees' identities by the establishment of the National Registration Scheme; material and welfare provisions for children outside school, such as clothing, the encouragement of postal correspondence with parents, and extracurricular activities; and healthcare provisions. Documents in the file include template visitor authorisation cards and records for the survey of suitable accommodation; scripts for radio announcements to inform the public of evacuation preparations; meeting minutes of the advisory committee on the evacuation of school children; and a report on rehearsal exercises in the summer of 1939.
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