A file of government correspondence, meeting minutes, and memoranda relating to the British government's evacuation plans. Subjects covered in the file include the allocation of accommodation to evacuees; the issue of voluntary and private evacuation; overcrowding in reception areas and provisions for local authorities to tackle the issue; alternative transport provisions for evacuees; and the expansion of the definition of priority classes. Documents in the file include a pamphlet providing information to parents about the evacuation scheme in London; a discussion of the National Registration Scheme; and the minutes of meetings of teachers' representatives concerning transport provisions for child evacuees and the issue of family separation. Other subjects discussed include the reallocation of evacuees to reception areas; teachers volunteering as air raid wardens; healthcare and rationing provisions for child evacuees; housing midwifery provisions for expectant mothers; accommodation for disabled people; and instructions and financial compensation for householders hosting child evacuees.
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