HC Deb 21 July 1944 vol 402 cc486-7W
Sir William Edge

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the major problem of billeting in many areas is that of the mothers accompanying the children; and whether in some cases temporary separation can be suggested.

Mr. Willink

Yes, Sir. I am aware that the billeting of mothers and children, especially where the families are large, is a much more difficult matter than the billeting of unaccompanied children. In some cases separation of members of the family may be inevitable, but I am taking measures to secure as much accommodation as possible of a kind suited to the large family so that the breaking up of families may be kept to a minimum.—