HC Deb 23 November 1917 vol 99 cc1533-4

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that Jews employed at the Princetown work centre are prevented from attending divine worship in accordance with their faith; and whether, as Roman Catholics in a similar position have been transferred to another centre where they can have facilities for worship, steps will also be taken to give the same opportunity to these men by transferring them to Wakefield or to some other centre within reach of a synagogue?


On the occasion of the Jewish New Year in September last, the Committee arranged for the attendance of a Rabbi. Only seven, however, of the Jews regularly attended the services provided, most of which had to be abandoned as the minimum necessary congregation of ten was not present In these circumstances the Committee does not feel it necessary to take any further steps for the provision of facilities for Jewish worship at this centre; but the seven men referred to above are being transferred as occasion arises, to work elsewhere.