Reference HLG 900/25
Title Government Evacuation Scheme. Billeting Allowances. Payment arrangements and recoveries. Local authorities procedure. Inspecting officers' report
Government Department Ministry of Health
Themes Evacuation, Preparations for War and Peace
Subthemes Evacuation scheme, Reception and billeting, Dislocated populations
Document Types Official Correspondence, Reports and Surveys, Memoranda
Civil Defence Regions Nationwide
Locations Bradford, Brighton, Channel Islands, Chelmsford, Essex, Great Yarmouth, Guernsey, Harrogate, Kent, Kingston upon Hull, Knaresborough, Leeds, Leytonstone, Liverpool, London, Maidstone, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Plymouth, Selby, Stepney, Sunderland, Sydenham
Organisations Borough Councils, British Army, County Councils, Rural District Councils


A file of documents relating to local authority administration of billeting in the British government's evacuation scheme. Subjects covered in the file include an overview of procedures to check billeting arrangements, payments to householders, and the record cards of evacuees; the correctness of the checking procedures; records of visits to billets; the evacuation of homeless people; the verification of eligibility for billeting allowances; and the need for local authorities to establish contact with the parents of unaccompanied evacuees. Other subjects covered include the recovery of overpayments to householders; a request to employ a full-time clerk to carry out billeting administration duties in Harrogate rather than three part-time voluntary workers; the issuing of travel warrants; the post-war withdrawal of billeting notices; and the issue of child evacuees from London unable to return home due to air raids. Documents in the file include memoranda of the personal details of unaccompanied child evacuees.


accommodation, administration, air raids, aircraft, allowances, bedding, billeting, bomb damage, buses, children, communications, employment, evacuation, evacuees, family, finance, furnishings, homelessness, hostels, householders, housing, industrial production, industrial workers, industry, infrastructure, Jews, local authorities, marriage, mothers, motor vehicles, office workers, parents, postal communications, priority classes, private evacuation, public transport, railways, refugees, requisitioning, schools, standard of living, transportation, unaccompanied evacuees, volunteers, widowhood

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