HC Deb 21 January 1941 vol 368 cc70-1W
Major Braithwaite

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether he has any statement to make on the Children's Overseas Reception Board Scheme for 1941?

Mr. Shakespeare

As announced in the Press on 3rd October, the Children's Overseas Reception Scheme was sus- pended owing to the dangers to which passenger vessels were exposed. In present conditions it is obviously undesirable to resume the evacuation of children overseas, but, as soon as circumstances permit, a further statement will be made.