HC Deb 11 March 1929 vol 226 cc787-8
9. Colonel WEDGWOOD

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will institute an inquiry into the disabilities of women in Palestine, with a view to finding out how far the Moslem prejudices against women have changed as a result of the improvement in woman's status in Turkey?


No, Sir. I do not think it desirable to suggest to the High Commissioner that he should institute an inquiry of the nature contemplated in the question.


Does the right hon. Gentleman not think it is desirable that we should introduce western ideas into Palestine just as much as it is desirable that Mustapha Kemal should introduce them into Turkey?


Yes, Sir; but not quite at the same rate.