Reference ED 136/113
Title Advisory Committee on the evacuation of schoolchildren, minutes of meetings
Former Department Reference 2107
Government Department Board of Education
Themes Evacuation
Subthemes Evacuation scheme, Reception and billeting, Transport and travel, Unofficial evacuations
Document Types Meeting Minutes, Memoranda, Official Correspondence
Civil Defence Regions Nationwide, Region 5: London
Locations Acton, Aldershot, Barking, Birkenhead, Birmingham, Bootle, Bradford, Chatham, Coventry, East Ham, Edmonton, Essex, Gateshead, Gillingham, Gosport, Hornsey, Ilford, Kent, Kettering, Kingston upon Hull, Leeds, Leyton, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Middlesex, Newcastle upon Tyne, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Rochester, Salford, Sheffield, Smethwick, Southampton, Sudbury, Tottenham, Walthamstow, West Bromwich, West Ham, Willesden, Wythenshawe
Organisations Advisory Committee on the Evacuation of School Children, Anderson Committee, Association of Education Committees, Association of Headmistresses, Boy Scouts Association, British Army, British Medical Association, Central Emergency Committee for Nursing, Central Midwives Board, Committee of Imperial Defence, Education Committee, Emergency Committees, Froebel Society, General Post Office, Girl Guides, Incorporated Association of Head Masters, Invalid Children's Aid Association, Joint Committee of the Four Secondary Associations, Local Education Authorities, National Council for Maternity and Child Welfare, National Council of Social Service, National Federation of Women's Institutes, National Union of Teachers, Queen's Institute of District Nursing, Red Cross, Rural Community Councils, Town Councils, Women's Voluntary Service


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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