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Evacuated Children, Canada

Volume 393: debated on Thursday 4 November 1943

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether he is considering arrangements for the return of evacuated children from Canada to this country whose parents are resident here and who are called upon to remit funds for their upkeep in Canada?

The agreement made with the parents of children sent to Canada under the official scheme provided for repatriation as soon as practicable after the war. This still represents the position, and lack of shipping would preclude any other general arrangement, though repatriation may occasionally prove practicable in individual cases, especially in the case of those approaching military age. It is hoped similarly to make provision for the return after the war of children evacuated to Canada privately.