HC Deb 05 June 1939 vol 348 cc56-7W
Mr. Thornton-Kemsley

asked the Lord Privy Seal whether arrangements will be made for the issue of permits for the purchase of sufficient petrol to enable children for whom accommodation has been arranged in receiving areas to be taken by road to their destinations on the outbreak of war?

Sir J. Anderson

I assume that my hon. Friend has in mind the evacuation of children outside the Government scheme. In this connection I would refer my hon. Friend to the statement which my right hon. Friend the Minister of Health made on Government policy on evacuation in the Debate on 24th May on Clause 47 of the Civil Defence Bill, particularly with reference to transport difficulties. Within the facilities available, every effort will be made to provide supplies of petrol for transport used for the voluntary evacuation of children.