Evacuation (Kingsmead House, High Wycombe).

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Defence. – in the House of Commons on 11th June 1942.

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Photo of Major-General Sir Alfred Knox Major-General Sir Alfred Knox , Wycombe

asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been drawn to the overcrowding of Kingsmead House, at High Wycombe, where the four evacuated families originally billeted have now been increased by the fathers on discharge from the Army, so that the eight rooms are now occupied by seven adult persons and 16 children; and whether, as this overcrowding is the direct result of the Government evacuation scheme, he will help the local authority by removing one or more of these families to some district where alternative accommodation may be available?

Photo of Mr Ernest Brown Mr Ernest Brown , Leith

I am aware of this difficult case, and my regional officers, who have already been in touch with the local authority, are endeavouring to assist in finding a solution.

Photo of Major-General Sir Alfred Knox Major-General Sir Alfred Knox , Wycombe

Does not my right hon. Friend realise that this local authority has been in touch with the regional authorities for some months and nothing has been done, and that the local sanitary officer is very much disturbed?

Photo of Mr Ernest Brown Mr Ernest Brown , Leith

It it a very difficult and complicated case, as my hon. and gallant Friend knows.