HC Deb 18 April 1946 vol 421 c2876
28. Sir W. Smithers

asked the Minister of Health when his Board of Control Department at Lytham St. Anne's, where some of the evacuated civil servants have been absent from their homes for over six years, will be returned to their home areas.

Mr. Bevan

This matter is receiving active consideration but I am not yet in a position to make any statement.

Sir. W. Smithers

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the patience of these civil servants, who rendered such splendid and loyal service during the war, is almost at breaking point, and will he do something about it?

Mr. Bevan

The hon. Member will, I am sure, realise that I am extremely sympathetic to the application of members of my own Department to come back to London, but the claims of other Departments have also to be taken into account.

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