Jerusalem (Jul. 19)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
The Palestine Government was offered advice on how to solve the problem of balancing its budget in a memorandum submitted to it by the anti-Zionist Palestine Arab Executive.
In its memorandum the Executive urges the Palestine Government to reduce the Transjordanian frontier force, to dismiss a large number of officials, to cut the wages of government employees, to cease the subsidies granted by the government to foreign and Jewish schools, and to dismiss all officials who are not Palestinians, leaving only the experts. The government is also advised to increase the customs charges on luxuries imported into Palestine and to increase the taxes on foreign companies operating in the country.
According to the Arab press the total number of officials employed by the Palestine Government is 2,143, receiving a yearly salary of Â£724,640. Of this number 538 are British, receiving a salary of Â£421, 510, 526 are Jews receiving a salary of Â£92,620 and the rest are Arabs.