Reference HLG 900/9
Title Government Evacuation Scheme. Billeting Arrangements. Civil servants
Government Department Ministry of Health
Themes Evacuation
Subthemes Reception and billeting
Document Types Official Correspondence, Memoranda, Reports and Surveys
Civil Defence Regions Region 7: South Western (Bristol HQ)
Locations Bath, Bristol
Organisations Admiralty, Borough Councils


A file of documents relating to billeting arrangements for civil servants in Bath Borough. Subjects discussed in the file include an outline of billeting procedures for local authorities, including the provision of assistance to government departments; an increase in the number of civil servants requiring billeting; and complaints about the lack of amenities in the billets. Other subjects covered include the issue of the Admiralty billeting outside the city boundaries and not conforming to proper procedure; the reluctance of the local authorities to relocate children, particularly as this will not resolve housing shortages; a proposal to remove workmen from Bath to the Bristol area to free up housing; transportation between Bath and Bristol; a lack of consensus concerning the population of the Bath area; and the issue of overpayments to householders. Documents in the file include a survey of the billeting available for civil servants, the Admiralty, and workmen.


accommodation, administration, air raids, aircraft, allowances, billeting, children, civil service, construction, demographics, employment, evacuation, evacuees, factories, finance, furnishings, hotels, householders, housing, housing shortages, industrial production, industrial workers, industry, labour supply, local authorities, maps, munitions, population density, priority classes, reception areas, requisitioning, schools, social class, standard of living, surveys, towns, transportation

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