HC Deb 02 April 1940 vol 359 c32W
Mr. McEntee

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware of the financial embarrassment of evacuated civil servants and in particular of the specific case of the civil servant evacuated to Blackpool who had to vacate his flat at Wanstead for which he was paying a rent of 26s. per week; who had to secure accommodation in Blackpool costing him 30s. per week plus the cost of storing his furniture, plus the hire-purchase payments on it, and who is now being sued for breaking his agreement, and has been ordered by the court to pay the full amount of rent owing since he was evacuated, by monthly instalments; and whether, in cases of this kind, greater consideration could be shown to civil servants?

Captain Crookshank

Inquiry has been made of those Departments with staff at Blackpool, but it has not proved possible to identify the case to which the hon. Member is referring.