Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry. – in the House of Commons on 15th September 1939.

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Photo of Mr Walter Elliot Mr Walter Elliot , Glasgow Kelvingrove

The standard generally observed in billeting evacuated persons is on the basis of one person per habitable room. It may have been necessary to exceed this standard as a temporary measure but redistribution from overcrowded districts is now taking place. Local authorities in the receiving areas have been instructed to set up welfare committees to supervise the general welfare of evacuated children and see that they are not left in homes found to be unsuitable.