HC Deb 22 January 1942 vol 377 cc440-1W
Viscountess Astor

asked the Minister of Health how many children under 14 years of age sleep in tube shelters; and how many war-time nurseries have been established in London since the issue of the joint circular from his Department and the Board of Education, on 5th December 1941?

Mr. E. Brown

On the night of 19th January, 1942, there were 398 children under 14 sleeping in tube stations used for traffic and 183 in other tube shelters. On 30th November there were 14 wartime nurseries for children under five in operation in the London Region and 34 others approved. On 31st December there were 20 nurseries in operation and 44 others approved. On the same dates 86 and 92 nurseries respectively were in an earlier stage of preparation.