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An announcement of the future policy of the British government in Palestine will be made by Arthur Henderson, British Foreign Secretary, when the report of the Mandates Commission on the 1929 riots in Palestine is presented to the Council of the League of Nations, it was learned.

The statement of policy will, it is understood, be based on thre reports, that of Sir John Hope Simpson, who recently left Palestine upon completion of his investigation of land and immigration problems; Inspector General Herbert Dowbiggin, who reorganized the Palestine police force after the riots of 1929, and the report of C. F. Strickland, Colonial Office expert on cooperatives.

In view of Britain’s decision to formulate a constructive policy it is considered likely that the allegedly conflicting views of the British government and the Mandates Commission may not even be discussed at the Council session, the Council concentrating instead on discussion of Britain’s future policy in Palestine.

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