HC Deb 13 August 1940 vol 364 c581
10. Mr. Granville

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs what fresh arrangements are being made to evacuate children to the United States of America with the co-operation of the mercantile marine of the United States of America?

Mr. Shakespeare

I assume my hon. Friend is referring to the Children's Overseas Reception Scheme. Until legislation is finally passed by the United States Government which will enable ships to transport our children to that country I regret it is not possible to give any definite assessment of the possibilities.

Mr. Granville

Will the hon. Gentleman's Department be represented in America by Mr. Noel Coward?

Mr. Shakespeare

He has nothing to do with us.