HC Deb 09 September 1942 vol 383 c124
3. Sir Patrick Hannon

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will make a statement on the activities of the British Council in Palestine; and whether he is satisfied that the work of the Council has had a beneficient effect upon the relations between Jews, Moslems and Christian Arabs throughout that community?

Mr. Eden

The British Council have established Institutes at Jaffa, Haifa, Nablus, Nazareth and Tel-Aviv. They are open to all, irrespective of creed. The Council also subsidise five British schools; they help to provide a British education for British children who cannot go to England; they subsidise a lecturer in English at the Hebrew University, and in addition distribute books, periodicals and films. The Answer to the second part of the Question is "Yes, Sir."

Sir P. Hannon

Will my right hon. Friend see that this excellent record of the British Council in Palestine is expanded by every means in his power?

Mr. Eden

We certainly will as far as we can.