Reference HLG 900/38
Title Government Evacuation Scheme. Children. School arrangements
Government Department Ministry of Health
Themes Evacuation
Subthemes Evacuation scheme, Reception and billeting, Education and schooling
Document Types Official Correspondence
Civil Defence Regions Region 5: London
Locations Aberystwyth, Cambridge, London
Organisations Board of Education, County Councils, Ministry of Health


A file of government correspondence relating to the evacuation and maintenance costs of London County Council scholars at universities and training colleges in London. Subjects covered in the file include the temporary transfer of students from London to universities in the provinces; scholarships for teacher training; free tuition for those who meet the eligibility criteria; a proposal for the council to offer maintenance grants for evacuated students, as they will incur more residential costs by moving away from home; and the capacity of accommodation of the provincial universities for London students. Other subjects discussed include the Ministry of Health's sole concern for the evacuation of priority classes; the government's lack of intention to evacuate students from London University; and the issue of accommodation costs for medical scholars evacuated to Cambridge, which will be partially covered by the Board of Education due to the importance of training in the medical profession.


accommodation, allowances, billeting, children, colleges, cost of living, education, evacuable areas, evacuation, evacuees, family, finance, grants, healthcare, hostels, housing, local authorities, mothers, parents, priority classes, public health, reception areas, schools, Sir John Anderson, students, teachers, universities, vocational training

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