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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.