§ 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?