New York 1, N. Y.
My dear Bunche,
May I refer you to my confidential letter of the 12th April about the Commission’s proposal to send an official to Palestine to proceed with the preliminary organisation and recruitment of British personnel for a Special Emergency Security Force for Jerusalem to be formed on a volunteer bases.
2. I have now received the following information from Jerusalem:-
4. It will be appreciated that the Commission’s statement in February that they were prepared to offer employment to British Police was not a formal request for volunteers but merely a statement of policy. It is understood that members of the advance party have confirmed in another connection that the Commission’s statement regarding the employment of officers of the Government of Palestine was a statement of policy only and not a definite offer.