Reference HLG 900/29
Title Government Evacuation Scheme. Billeting Allowances. Special payment claims for school teachers
Government Department Ministry of Health
Themes Evacuation
Subthemes Evacuation scheme, Reception and billeting, Dislocated populations, Education and schooling
Document Types Official Correspondence, Statistical Data
Civil Defence Regions Region 5: London
Locations Bexleyheath, Bishop's Stortford, Gainsborough, Liphook, Littlehampton, Maidstone, Northampton, Torquay, Trowbridge, Woolwich
Organisations County Councils, Local Education Authorities


A file of government correspondence and tables of statistics relating to reimbursement and extra allowance claims for evacuated schoolteachers of Woolwich Polytechnic. Subjects covered in the file include the issue of overpayments for teachers who have incorrectly claimed more than that to which they are entitled; and rejected claims, including transport costs for luggage to reception areas, costs for furniture removal, rental allowances despite residing in billets, and household allowances for married teachers. Other subjects discussed in the file include a teacher who was required to pay an extra week's rent after leaving early; a teacher asking for an extra allowance after losing her personal belonging in an air raid; a refund request of costs to transport a teacher's dependants and luggage to a reception area; and teachers leaving Woolwich for posts at other schools. Documents in the file include tables detailing weekly billeting and travel allowances for the teachers.


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