Reception Areas (Publication of Names).

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Information. – in the House of Commons on 26th June 1940.

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Photo of Hon. Harold Nicolson Hon. Harold Nicolson , Leicester West

Reception areas cover a large portion of the country. For this reason it is not considered practicable or necessary to keep the names of these areas secret, and they have in fact been a matter of common knowledge both in this country and abroad. The question whether the names of the districts to which children are being sent should be published in advance of a particular movement will be kept constantly under review; in the case of certain recent movements it was considered desirable to make public the general direction of the movement.