§ Captain Gammans
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if any approach has been made, through the International Red Cross, for the evacuation from the Channel Islands of elderly and sick people.
§ Mr. H. Morrison
It is not, the policy of His Majesty's Government to evacuate any of the able-bodied civilian population of the Channel Islands. Negotiations are, however, in progress through the International Red Cross Committee for the1570W evacuation of sick persons who cannot be given in the Islands the medical attention which their condition demands, and it is contemplated that a neutral medical commission should proceed to the Islands, as soon as the necessary arrangements have been made, for the purpose of selecting those persons whose removal is imperative on medical grounds.