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In connection with the report on the application of the Palestine Mandate as drafted by the Permanent Mandates Commission of the League of Nations which will be submitted at the next meeting of the League’s Council, it is interesting to learn who the statesmen composing the Permanent Mandates Commission are.

Marquis Theodoli, representative from Italy, former Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies, is the Chairman. M. van Rees, Dutch representative, former Vice-President of the Council of the Dutch ast Indies, Vice-Chairman; M. Beau, former Ambassador, represents France; M. Bugge-Wichsell, representative of Sweden; M. Freire ##Andrade, former Minister for Foreign Affairs, representative of Portugal; Sir Frederick D. Lugard, former Governor-General of Nigeria, representative of Great Britain; M. Pierre Orts, Minister plenipotentiary, representative of Belgium and M. Kunio Yanaghita, former Secretary of the House of Lords, representative of Japan.

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