A file of documents relating to the British government's plans to evacuate schoolchildren principally from the Birmingham area to South Wales and other reception areas in the north of England. Subjects covered in the file include billeting provisions for child evacuees in the evacuation camps; the issue of making arrangements for disabled children; and food and railway transport provisions for evacuees. Other subjects include the requisitioning of holiday camps and youth hostels for billeting purposes; fuel provisions for evacuation wardens to heat the billets; and governmental funding for medical provisions for evacuees, including doctors' wages. Documents in the file include a survey of available youth hostel amenities; and a discussion of financial compensation by the government to local authorities for the costs of billeting provisions and evacuation camp workers.
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