HC Deb 24 July 1940 vol 363 c830W
Mr. Stokes

asked the Home Secretary whether he will issue instructions of such a nature as to prevent the evacuation overseas of their children by all persons occupying responsible positions in this country, in view of the fact that such action would at once cause depression at home and encouragement to the enemy, and so prejudice the war effort?

Mr. Peake

This is not a matter which can be dealt with under my powers relating to exit permits which are not required by children under the age of 16. The general question was dealt with in the statements of the Lord Privy Seal and the Prime Minister on the 16th and 18th July.