‘This is the only one instance in which a housing-estate is being used for the accommodation of aliens’, the Secretary of State for War told the House of Commons on 30 May. ‘And this’, he added, ‘is only a temporary arrangement pending transfer to a permanent camp.’ The housing-estate was at Huyton near Liverpool. It was brought into use as an internment-camp when general internment policy began in May 1940. For thousands of internees it was the jumping-off point for the Isle of Man or the Dominions. Some spent the major portion of their internment there. It was still occupied in spring 1941.
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