Reference HLG 900/33
Title Government Evacuation Scheme. Billeting Allowance Recoveries. Children
Government Department Ministry of Health
Themes Evacuation
Subthemes Evacuation scheme, Families and relationships, Enforcement and regulation
Document Types Official Correspondence
Civil Defence Regions Region 7: South Western (Bristol HQ)
Locations Bristol, Burnham-on-Sea, Cornwall, Highbridge, Looe, Plymouth
Organisations City Councils, County Councils, Save the Children Fund


A file of government correspondence relating to the recovery of billeting allowance payments from parents or guardians in Plymouth County Borough. Subjects discussed in the file include a request for prepaid envelopes to collect the assessment forms from the parents of officially evacuated children; the length of the period during which parents begin payments; and the appointment of a referee responsible for the recovery of payments. Other subjects covered include the establishment of mechanisms for the authorities to deal with difficult payers; the issue of parents paying not enough, irregularly, or not at all; and proceedings against non-paying parents, including the deduction of pensions. Documents in the file include a discussion of reducing payments for a guardian whose husband refused to pay for her orphaned school-aged siblings; and a discussion of the issue of the expiration of the orphan pensions of her siblings, which caused the payments to become unaffordable.


accommodation, administration, allowances, billeting, charity, childcare, children, clothing, communications, debt, education, employment, evacuation, evacuees, family, finance, foster parents, housing, infants, insurance, laundry, law, local authorities, marriage, mothers, old age, orphans, parents, pensions, personal income, postal communications, poverty, schools, teachers, unaccompanied evacuees, wages, widowhood

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