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

Steps have been taken to ensure that the arrangements made for the reception of evacuated persons should not interfere with military billeting requirements and vice versa. The relatively limited amount of accommodation available makes it impossible to avoid sending evacuated persons to towns in which troops are also billeted, but all the areas selected for reception are believed to offer a much better chance of safety than the areas from which the evacuated persons have been removed.