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Palestine Will Be Well Provided with Food, High Commissioner Declares

The Palestine government has taken steps to bring into the country sufficient quantities of various foods to meet the needs of the population, it was disclosed here today by the High Commissioner for Palestine receiving a joint Arab-Jewish delegation.

Geoffrey Walsh, economic advisor of the Government, addressing a conference of members of the Jewish Industrial Association, today declared that the Palestine government appreciates the cooperation which has been shown by Jewish industry in Palestine and is proud of its achievements. Walsh had particular praise for the leather industry whose boots have been exported to Turkey where, he reported, they are known as “Churchill’s Boots.” Walsh promised that careful consideration would be given the Association’s request for an increase in the import quotas for raw material needed for the war effort.