HC Deb 06 March 1962 vol 655 cc39-40W
63. Mr. Emrys Hughes

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs to what extent he has prepared a scheme for dispersing mothers and children and other people in priority classes from London in the event of war; and to what parts of the country he proposes to disperse them.

Mr. Rippon

Arrangements for planning in detail the dispersal, if the need arises, of people in priority classes from major centres of population must be worked out with the help of local authorities. My right hon. Friend has already had consultations with the associations of local authorities about the broad issues, and he intends now to consult with them about the detailed planning.