Reference HLG 900/21
Title Government Evacuation Scheme. Billeting Arrangements. Staff. Local appointments
Government Department Ministry of Health
Themes Evacuation
Subthemes Central and local government, Reception and billeting, Labour supply and relations
Document Types Official Correspondence
Civil Defence Regions Region 3: North Midlands (Nottingham HQ)
Locations Birmingham, Hinckley
Organisations Urban District Councils, Women's Voluntary Service


A file of government correspondence concerning the appointment of billeting officers by Hinckley Urban District Council. Subjects covered in the file include the concern over the Women's Voluntary Service, rather than the local council, accessing funding to pay billeting officers; a proposal for a salary of £2 per week for clerks to find billets that must be decided by the council; and the issue of the cost-of-living bonus paid to officers not exceeding the £300 per annum salary. Other subjects covered include the weekly wages for billeting employees, including £2 for clerks, £1 for hostel matrons, £5 for billeting officers; the equalisation of wages for officers at the Stoneycroft Hostel; a request for the remuneration of billeting allowances, which are to be charged to the Evacuation Account; the confirmation that billeting officers are full-time employees of the council; and the issue of overtime pay.


accommodation, administration, air-raid precautions, allowances, billeting, children, compensation, cost of living, disease, employment, evacuation, evacuees, finance, financial services, food preparation, grants, hostels, housing, loans, local authorities, reception areas, volunteers, wages, welfare, working hours

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