§ Colonel WEDGWOOD
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?
§ Captain MARGESSON
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.