Reference HLG 900/55
Title Government Evacuation Scheme. Handicapped Classes. Maternity and child welfare centres in reception areas
Government Department Ministry of Health
Themes Evacuation
Subthemes Reception and billeting, Health and welfare, Central and local government
Document Types Official Correspondence
Civil Defence Regions Region 6: Southern (Reading HQ)
Locations Bournemouth, London
Organisations Ministry of Health


A file of government correspondence relating to the expenses incurred by local welfare authorities for evacuated expectant mothers in Bournemouth County Borough. Subjects covered in the file include the financial responsibilities of local welfare authorities in both reception and evacuation areas, including expenses for the accommodation of pregnant women in maternity homes and the provision of milk for pregnant or nursing mothers; and a request for the Minister of Health to clarify which local authorities are to be charged for maternity costs. Other subjects discussed include the exclusion of costs incurred by local authorities in evacuated areas from governmental grants if the mothers had stayed in these areas; the difficulties of local authorities in reception areas in paying for maternity costs for mothers from London; and an explanation that local authorities will cover the costs for evacuees in financial hardship.


accommodation, administration, billeting, children, dairy, evacuable areas, evacuation, evacuees, family, finance, grants, healthcare, housing, infants, local authorities, maternity, milk, mothers, parents, poverty, reception areas, welfare

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