§ MR. J. M. ROBERTSON (Northumberland, Tyneside)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether in the secondary Government schools of Egypt, as a result of the British control, religion is not taught and the Koran is not read, notwithstanding the fact that 92 per cent of the population are of the Mohammedan confession.
§ MR. RUNCIMAN
Religious instruction is not given in the secondary Government schools in Egypt. This has always been the practice, and it is in no way due to interference on the part of the British authorities.