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Department for International Development written question – answered on 4th March 2020.

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Photo of Robert Largan Robert Largan Conservative, High Peak

What progress has been made on the international review into the books included in the Palestinian Authority’s school curriculum.

Photo of Jack Lopresti Jack Lopresti Conservative, Filton and Bradley Stoke

What progress has been made on the international review into the books included in the Palestinian Authority’s school curriculum.

Photo of James Cleverly James Cleverly Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

Following the UK’s calls for international action, an EU sponsored independent review of Palestinian textbooks is currently underway. We understand that an interim report will be completed in Spring 2020 with the full report due later this year. The Development Secretary made it clear that incitement in education is unacceptable when she spoke with the PA Education Minister last week and she held him to account on progress to remove hateful content.

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