HC Deb 02 March 1944 vol 397 cc1564-5
28. Sir Irvinģ Albery

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of the internee camps in the Isle of Man have recently been closed; and whether he has considered the desirability of removing the majority of internees to camps in Port Erin.

Mr. H. Morrison

No internment camps in the Isle of Man have been closed for some time, but the position is kept under constant review. As regards the second part of the Question, the suggestion that the majority of internees should be transferred to the camps in Port Erin has been considered, but in present circumstances is not practicable.

Sir I. Albery

May I ask the right hon. Gentleman whether the retention of all these camps does not involve some waste of public funds and of man-power, in view of the large numbers of internees who have been released?

Mr. Morrison

No, Sir. We have effected economies as the numbers have been reduced, and, within the limits of practicability, I think these considerations are fully met.

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