Jerusalem (Jul. 23)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
The Palestine administration under the new High Commissioner Sir John Robert Chancellor will not change materially the policy followed by the Government of Lord Plumer, H. C. Luke, Civil Secretary of the government who recently arrived here, declared in an interview with the representative of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency here.
Mr. Luke will be acting High Commissioner until the assumption of the High Commissionership by Sir Robert. The new High Commissioner will arrive in Palestine the beginning of November. He was appointed to the post for a period of five years, Mr. Luke stated.
“I did not have the time yet to study the current problems of Palestine. I can say however that no startling changes are to be expected Our policy will be to go slowly,” he stated. adding that he was very happy to return to Palestine where he had spent four years out of his twenty years’ career in the Near East. Mr. Luke also related that he met Sir John Robert Chancellor for the first time in London recently and that the new High Commissioner was a charming man.