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British Government Has No Intention of Making or Inviting Any Statement on Passfield White Paper at

The Palestine question is definitely not on the agenda of the session of the League of Nations Council which is opening here on Monday, the first held after the publication of the Passfield White Paper. There is a reference to it only in the Report of the last session of the Mandates Commission, which transmits to the Council its decision to consider the White Paper at its next session.

Mr. Arthur Henderson, the British Foreign Secretary, who is presiding over the Council, has no intention of making or inviting any statement on the White Paper, the J.T.A. representative learns from an authentic source.

The British Government will also not submit to the present session of the Council the report of the Wailing Wall Commission, the J.T.A. representative learns authentically. It is possible, however, that the report will be unofficially circulated among the members of the Council. Even this has not yet been definitely decided, but the British Delegation is at present considering the advisability of such action.

If the League’s Council should decide, as M. Marinkovitch, the Rapporteur on Mandates, told the J.T.A. representative yesterday he might recommend to it, that the White Paper should come up for consideration at its next session in May, instead of waiting till September, there would have to be an extraordinary sitting of the Mandates Commission.