HC Deb 16 July 1923 vol 166 c1887W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies what number of officials of the Palestine Administration have been appointed by the High Commissioner; and what proportion of the number are natives of Palestine?


The total number of officials in the Palestine Administration, all of whom, as I explained on the 9th July to the hon. Member for Richmond (Mr. Becker) are appointed by the High Commissioner, is 377 senior and 2,183 junior officials. The Secretary of State is inquiring what proportion of these are natives of Palestine, but I would remind the hon. Member that Palestinian nationality must depend upon the Nationality Law which cannot be enacted until the Mandate has come fully into force.