HC Deb 30 January 1940 vol 356 cc986-7W
Sir R. Gower

asked the Minister of Health how many children were evacuated from the borough of Gillingham, Kent, on the outbreak of war; and how many have since returned to their homes?

Mr. Elliot

The number of school children evacuated from Gillingham under the Government scheme was 2,633, of whom 1,339 have since returned home. In addition, about 750 children were evacuated accompanied by their mothers, of whom it is estimated that about 80 per cent. have returned.