Reference ED 136/123
Title Recovery of billeting costs
Former Department Reference 2107(8)
Government Department Board of Education
Themes Evacuation
Subthemes Reception and billeting, Evacuation scheme, Education and schooling, Unofficial evacuations
Document Types Official Correspondence, Letters and Statements from the Public, Memoranda
Civil Defence Regions Nationwide
Locations London, Salford
Organisations County Councils, Education Committee, Local Councils, Local Education Authorities


A file of letters relating to the evacuation of schoolchildren. Subjects covered in the file include the passing of a resolution by Salford Education Committee to prevent the breakdown of the evacuation scheme, by postponing the collection of billeting charges from parents; and a proposal by London County Council to begin broadcasting the evacuation scheme from the date of billeting repayments. Other subjects discussed include educational problems caused by the closure and requisitioning of schools, and the difficulty in restoring normal conditions; a proposal to re-open schools in less vulnerable areas; and the issue of billeting cost increases, including a rejection of a proposal from the Conference of Representatives of Local Education Authorities. Documents in the file include letters from parents and teachers praising the evacuation scheme; and the agenda of the conference, including the discussion of financial arrangements for official and unofficial evacuees, and examinations for secondary schools.


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