HC Deb 14 December 1939 vol 355 c1252
76. Sir G. Mitcheson

asked the Minister of Health the number of persons it was contemplated would be evacuated under the Government scheme, the number that were evacuated and an estimate of the number that have returned at the latest date for which such an estimate was available?

Mr. Elliot

Plans were made in England and Wales for the evacuation of up to 3,000,000 persons: some 1,230,000 persons took advantage of the scheme. It is estimated that about 540,000 have returned to the evacuation areas.