HC Deb 24 April 1941 vol 371 cc267-8W
Captain Plugge

asked the Minister of Health whether he has any figures to show the number of mothers and children who have been sent more than once to the country at the national expense; and what is his policy with respect to evacuees of this type?

Mr. E. Brown

I am aware that a number of mothers and children have been evacuated more than once but I regret that statistics are not available. I am very anxious that all practicable steps should be taken to discourage this abuse of the facilities for evacuation, but without prejudicing the evacuation of children from danger areas.