HC Deb 11 June 1940 vol 361 cc1129-30
76. Mr. David Adams

asked the Minister of Health whether he will schedule for compulsory evacuation districts in which representative bodies of people demand this in the hope of saving their children from bombing; and whether he is aware that large Labour party organisations on Tyneside have unanimously passed resolutions demanding compulsory evacuation for that area?

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Health (Miss Horsbrugh)

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which my right hon. Friend gave him on 30th May on the question of compulsory evacuation. I have seen a copy of a resolution passed by the Executive Committee of the Newcastle City Labour Party, but the registration figures for Tyneside do not indicate that the parents would be likely to co-operate in a compulsory scheme.

Mr. Adams

Are we to understand that the Minister will accept responsibility for the destruction of any school children?

Mr. Speaker rose

Mr. Adams

On a point of Order. May I not put this Supplementary—

Mr. Speaker

I have called the next Question.