asked the Home Secretary whether he is now in a position to state the steps taken to improve the situation of British subjects in this country evacuated from the Channel Islands; and whether the governors and their staffs can be employed to form a central bureau of information of all requirements of these people both here and, as far as can be, concerning affairs in the islands?
If my hon. Friend will let the Home Secretary know what are the specific matters on which he thinks that further action should be taken to assist Channel Islanders now in this country, my right hon. Friend will be glad to consider any communication from him. Steps have been taken by the appropriate Government Departments for the support of those without means, for finding accommodation for those who are unable to make their own arrangements and for helping persons wishing to find employment. There is also an influential Committee under the Chairmanship of Lord Justice du Parcq which promotes the welfare of these refugees and acts as a central bureau of information. This Committee is in close touch with the Home Office and Ministry of Health, and one of the members of the Committee is a responsible official of the Ministry appointed for the purpose of ensuring that contact shall be maintained between the Committee and the Government. I am sending my hon. Friend a copy of a recent report by this Committee which shows what is being done by the Committee as a clearing house for information.