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Britain’s Reply to Z. O. Memorandum Satisfactory, Mandates Commission Holds

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Recommending the continuation of the policy of restricting immigration to Palestine in accordance with the country’s capacity for absorption, the Mandates Commission of the League of Nations makes public its report to the Council of the League.

The Commission is satisfied with the information furnished by Great Britain as the mandatory power with regard to the progress of local autonomy. The Commission would like the next report to give more detailed information of the development of self-governing institutions as provided in Article Two of the Mandate.

The Commission states that the memorandum of the Zionist Organization provides valuable information of the activities of the Zionist Organization, but calls for no comment on the part of the Commission. The Mandatory’s replies to the points raised in the memorandum are wholly satisfactory, the report states.

Concerning the petition of the Agudath Israel for the right to form separate communities, the Commission states this will be considered when the Communities Ordinance has entered into force.

The petition of the Arab Executive is considered more moderate than previous ones and the Commission be believe that a genuine, although gradual, movement is being made toward conciliation and concord.

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