A file of documents relating to the British government's evacuation plans. Subjects covered in the file include provisions for the evacuation of schoolchildren from London; the evacuation of priority classes; air-raid precautions such as air-raid shelters and school closures; and evacuation in Scotland. Other subjects covered include the allocation of reception areas to evacuees; the issue of overcrowding in schools located in reception areas; a proposal for experienced women to volunteer in the evacuation of schoolchildren; and the local authorities' financial concerns over receiving evacuees, including the cost of school materials. Documents in the file include the meeting minutes of the Conference on the Evacuation of Schoolchildren; a discussion of emergency radio broadcasts for teachers and parents to prepare schoolchildren for evacuation; a discussion of the number of evacuees to be detrained; and a script for parents' meetings addressing parents' concerns over the welfare of their children.
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