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Mandates Commission to Meet at End of July on Palestine Outbreak

May 3, 1937
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A British note proposing that

the extraordinary session of the Mandates Commission of the League of Nations to consider the Palestine outbreak be postponed until the end of July was published today. It was understood the session would be deferred as asked.

Receipt of the note was confirmed by the president of the League Council after conference with the members of the commission and the League rapporteur on mandates, who is the representative from Rumania. The document follows:

“The British Government has been informed by the President of the Royal Commission that the report of the Commission will be completed by the middle of May, when it will be presented to the British Government. It is therefore clear that the British Government will not be able to present its observations or submit its report to the Mandates Commission by the 31st of May (the original date set for the extraordinary session).

“The British Government therefore proposes that the extraordinary session be postponed until later. The Government is unable to state the exact date when the Royal Commission report and the British Government’s observations could be submitted to the Mandates Commission. It believes, however, these documents will be ready for submission if the meeting of the extraordinary session be fixed for the end of July.

“The extraordinary session will also consider these points of the report on 1935 which were not considered previously, and the report on 1936 which will be submitted within the next few weeks and which will contain detailed and objective accounts of the last disorders in Palestine, but will not touch upon their causes, which the Royal Commission report will do.

“William G.A. Ormsby-Gore (the Colonial Secretary) will head the British Government’s delegation to the Mandates Commission.”

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