HC Deb 11 December 1928 vol 223 c1946W

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the Palestinian tithe is still in operation, or whether it has yet been stabilised in all the Jewish colonies; and, if not, for what reason?


I have been asked to reply to this question. The system of commuted tithes is still in an experimental stage. During the past two years it has been extended to a large number of areas and sub-districts selected by the High Commissioner in the exercise of his powers under the law. I am unable to say whether those areas and sub-districts include all the Jewish Colonies.