§ Mr. Crowder
asked the Minister of Health the amount paid out in relief and other expenses on behalf of Channel Islands refugees since 1st June, 1940, and the various sources from which this money has been drawn?
§ Mr. E. Brown
To 31st March, 1941, the latest date for which figures are available, approximately £202,000 has been provided out of Exchequer funds in respect of maintenance and other expenses, including billeting charges. During62W this period, the Channel Islands Refugees Committee have expended £18,332 on relief and clothing. The funds of the Committee are derived wholly from voluntary contributions, except that £2,000 of this expenditure was provided by the Exchequer towards the cost of the provision of clothing for the children who were evacuated from the Channel Islands unaccompanied by their parents. In addition, the Channel Islands Refugees Committee have received and distributed among the evacuees large consignments of clothing from the American Red Cross, the Canadian Red Cross and other bodies.