Bombing Practice, Lincolnshire.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force. – in the House of Commons on 21st December 1932.

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Photo of Mr Ernest Pickering Mr Ernest Pickering , Leicester West

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether, in Higher Studies, which receives a subsidy of £500 from the Government, the Jerusalem Girls' College and Scott's College at Safad, both of which are missionary institutions, and the Hebrew University. A number of Palestinians obtain their higher education at the American University of Beirut. The Government of Palestine grants scholarships to the value of about £1,600 a year for the higher education of Palestinians in Palestine and abroad. I am unable to state the amount of financial support which is forthcoming from voluntary sources.

Photo of Mr Barnett Janner Mr Barnett Janner , Stepney Whitechapel and St George's

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he can state the amount spent by the Palestine Government on education in each year between 1922 and 1931; what proportion of the expenditure in each of these years was devoted to Jewish education; what proportion to Arab education; and what amount was spent by Jewish bodies on Jewish education in Palestine in the corresponding years?

Photo of Mr Philip Lloyd-Greame Mr Philip Lloyd-Greame , Hendon

The reply to this question is rather long, and I will have it painted in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the reply:

view of the fact that land at Mablethorpe has been purchased and plans made for a new home to accommodate an increasing number of Leicester boys and girls and that the home will be disturbed by the proposed bombing station on the sand dunes, he will select another area for that purpose?

Photo of Sir Philip Sassoon Sir Philip Sassoon , Hythe

No, Sir. I understand that the site of the new home is nearly a mile distant from the southern limit of the proposed range, and it is not anticipated that any disturbance will be caused.

Photo of Major Abraham Lyons Major Abraham Lyons , Leicester East

Before proceeding further with this matter, will my right hon. Friend consider the representations of those responsible for the very excellent work of the Leicester boys' and girls' school?

Photo of Sir Philip Sassoon Sir Philip Sassoon , Hythe

Yes, Sir. They have been considered.

Photo of Mr George Knight Mr George Knight , Nottingham South

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether a further statement can be made to allay public apprehension arising from the contemplated use by the Air Ministry of the Lincolnshire sand hills for bombing and machine gunning during the holiday months?

Photo of Sir Philip Sassoon Sir Philip Sassoon , Hythe

Yes, Sir; the practices on the proposed ranges will be restricted as much as possible during the holiday months, and, in any event, the whole of the proposed southern range will be open to the public during the month of August. I may add that in the normal course only non-explosive practice bombs will be used.

Photo of Mr George Knight Mr George Knight , Nottingham South

May I take the opportunity of thanking the right hon. Gentleman for his very friendly assistance in this matter?

Captain CROOKSHANK:

May I ask my right hon. Friend not to assume that, because this question was not put by the Member for the district concerned, he has nothing to do with the matter?

Photo of Major Abraham Lyons Major Abraham Lyons , Leicester East

Did not representations come in the first instance from those people who have done such excellent work in the erection and maintenance of homes for boys and girls from the city of Leicester?

Photo of Mr George Knight Mr George Knight , Nottingham South

Is not this area a popular resort of the people of Nottingham, on whose behalf I have the right to adduce some facts?

Photo of Sir Louis Smith Sir Louis Smith , Sheffield, Hallam

Are we to understand, from my right hon. Friend's reply, that in the month of July the operations will be carried on as usual, and that it is only in the month of August that there will be a cessation? The month of July is concerned as much as August.

Photo of Sir Philip Sassoon Sir Philip Sassoon , Hythe

In the month of July the practice will be restricted as much as possible.