HC Deb 05 December 1939 vol 355 c442
53. Mr. Naylor

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the highly effective measures now completed for countering enemy air attack on London, and the need for more economical administration of Government Departments, he will consider the desirability of giving instructions for the return of all civil servants who were evacuated on the outbreak of war for reasons of greater safety and security?

Captain Crookshank

I would refer the hon. Member to the answer given to the hon. Member for Shipley (Mr. Creech Jones) on 14th November. I am not satisfied that a reversal of the existing policy would be in the public interest.

Sir H. Williams

If it is safe enough for Members of Parliament to be here, why cannot civil servants be in London as well?

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