HC Deb 15 March 1923 vol 161 c1781
86. Colonel Sir CHARLES YATE

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in view of the fact that the schools of the Hebrew community in Palestine are about to draw revenue from the public rates, instructions will be given to the Palestine Government to insist upon the same syllabus being applied in their case as in other public schools of that country?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Mr. Ormsby-Gore)

The schools referred to are not on the same footing as Government schools. They are provided and mainly supported by private funds in the same way as the private schools of the Christian communities. Some small assistance is to be given from public funds on a per capita basis to all non-Government schools, provided they are registered with the Government of Palestine, and are subject to official inspect ion. The Secretary of State is not prepared to give instructions that the syllabus of these assisted schools should be made to conform with that of Government provided schools.