Reference FO 371/29177
Title Advisory Council on Aliens
Former Department Reference File 47 (papers 5204-7405)
Government Department Foreign Office
Themes Social Relations
Subthemes Families and relationships, Foreign nationals and newcomers, Dislocated populations, Central and local government
Document Types Meeting Minutes, Statistical Data, Official Correspondence
Civil Defence Regions Nationwide
Locations Australia, Canada, Huyton, Isle of Man, United States of America
Organisations Advisory Council on Aliens, British Army, British Medical Association
Article(s) from Evening Standard © Evening Standard.


A file of official correspondence, meeting minutes, and statistical data concerning the internment of enemy aliens. The documents discuss the British government's decision to permit enemy aliens released from internment to become doctors; the resignation of Victor Bulwer-Lytton, the second Earl of Lytton, from the British government's Council on Aliens; and the question of whether the families of enemy aliens who have been deported to internment camps in Australia will be permitted to travel to Australia to join them. The documents also contain the minutes of several meetings of the Council on Aliens, convened to discuss the lives of enemy aliens in internment camps in both Britain itself and the wider British Commonwealth. Other documents include a series of statistical tables outlining applications for release by German, Austrian, and Italian nationals held in British internment camps; and correspondence concerning the possibility of employing enemy aliens to teach in Britain's schools.


aliens, Anthony Eden, Austrian nationals, books, committee members, doctors, emigration, employment, family, German nationals, government committees, government departments, hospitals, immigration, internment, Italian nationals, law, marriage, medical supplies, prisoner-of-war camps, prisoners, public health, resignations, schools, standard of living, students, teachers

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