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A file of documents concerning the British government's scheme for the evacuation of schoolchildren. Subjects covered in the file include the concerns of the National Council of Labour about the evacuation of schoolchildren, including a request for the overhaul of the scheme; provisions for evacuees, including billeting allowances, meals, healthcare, clothing, and transportation; issues in the voluntary nature of the scheme; issues in the schools and billets, including overcrowding and behavioural problems; and the issue of children returning to evacuation areas during the holidays. Other subjects discussed include provisions for schools in reception areas, including school materials and building construction; the issue of expenditure on schools and evacuees; and the registration of evacuees. Documents in the file include broadcast scripts aimed at the parents and teachers of schoolchildren to inform them of the preparations for evacuation; a questionnaire on reception areas in Lancashire; and questions and answers from the House of Commons.
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