Evacuation.

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Defence. – in the House of Commons at on 30 January 1941.

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Photo of Mr Thomas Horabin Mr Thomas Horabin , Cornwall Northern

asked the Minister of Labour what steps have been taken to ensure that the Assistance Board functions effectively at Newquay so that evacuated women and their families are not left without the means to buy food over the week-ends?

Photo of Mr Ernest Bevin Mr Ernest Bevin , Wandsworth Central

My hon. Friend addressed a Question to me on this subject on Thursday last. I promised to make inquiries, but these are not yet complete.

Photo of Mr John Parker Mr John Parker , Romford

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that considerable difficulties have arisen, following evacuation, owing to the different income scales applied by various local authorities in connection with maternity and child welfare services; and whether he will either draw up uniform scales for the whole country, or else meet any difference which arises owing to families removing from an evacuation to a reception area?

Photo of Mr Malcolm Macdonald Mr Malcolm Macdonald , Ross and Cromarty

I am not aware of any widespread difficulty in this matter, and I am not satisfied that any interference with the normal discretion of local authorities would be justified.