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British Government Contributes Nothing to Expense of Palestine Administration

May 10, 1929
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Palestine actually contributed the major part of the £35,000 cost of the Transjordania Forntier Force, stated Col. Leopold H. Amery, Colonial Secretary, speaking in the House of Commons during the debate on the Colonial Office budget.

In 1925 and 1926 Palestine and Transjordania spent £749,000 annually. The totals contribution of the British government today towards the Transjordanian administration is £64,000, whereas with respect to Palestine it is nothing. “In Palestine we were more than fortunate in the administration, and in Sir Herbert Samuel Palestine had a man of high capicity, immense industry and perfect impartiality.

“In the history of the last few years in the fulfillment of the Mandate, a policy has been pursued which, though at times it was received impatiently, was intended for the best interests of Palestine as a whole,” he stated.

The actual population of the Jewish organized colonies in 1922 was 17,000. In 1927 it was over 30,000, he added.

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