‘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.


Temporary Arrangement Branch Camp Religious Welfare Permanent Camp Kosher Food 
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