Reference HLG 900/2
Title Government Evacuation Scheme. Evacuation Arrangements. Reception and billeting.
Government Department Ministry of Health
Themes Evacuation
Subthemes Evacuation scheme, Reception and billeting, Unofficial evacuations
Document Types Official Correspondence, Reports and Surveys, Statistical Data
Civil Defence Regions Region 12: South Eastern (Tunbridge Wells HQ)
Locations Brighton, Croydon, East Sussex, Hove, London, Manchester, Teignmouth, Todmorden
Organisations Citizens Advice Bureau, County Councils, Education Committee, Emergency Committees, Local Education Authorities, National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Town Councils, Urban District Councils


A file of government correspondence, statistical data, reports, and surveys relating to the British government's evacuation plans for the Hove area. Subjects covered in the file include transport and food provisions for evacuees; concern over householders' regard for child welfare; and the return of child evacuees to their families at Christmas. Other subjects covered include the issue of evacuating disabled children, such a blind German-Jewish child; re-billeting for unruly child evacuees; and financial provisions for householders to provide a suitable standard of living for evacuees, in order to prevent epidemics. Documents in the file include statistical data listing persons to be billeted, the accommodation available for billeting, and the numbers of each priority class to be evacuated; a discussion of the concerns over the safety of child evacuees in reception areas; and forms for complaints about evacuees and householders.


accommodation, administration, air raids, air-raid precautions, air-raid shelters, aliens, allowances, amenities, bedding, billeting, blindness, bomb damage, books, buses, camps, childcare, children, Christmas, civil defence, civilian casualties, coastal areas, communications, compensation, conferences, coupons, dependants, disability, disease, distribution, education, electricity, emergency procedures, empty houses, evacuable areas, evacuation, evacuees, family, finance, food supplies, foster parents, fuel, furnishings, gas, gas masks, German nationals, healthcare, heating, holidays, homelessness, hospitals, hostels, hotels, householders, housing, infrastructure, Jews, law, lighting, local authorities, maternity, meals, mental health, mothers, motor vehicles, Munich Crisis, old age, parents, pollution, priority classes, private education, private evacuation, prosecution, public health, public opinion, public transport, railway stations, railways, ration books, rationing, reception areas, refugees, rental properties, requisitioning, roads, Roman Catholics, sanitation, scabies, schools, sewerage, social class, special schools, standard of living, state education, statistics, surveys, teachers, telephonic communications, towns, traffic, transportation, tribunals, unaccompanied evacuees, volunteers, wages, water supply, weather, welfare, wives, youths

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