Communication Received from United Kingdom
Delegation Concerning Palestine Government
Scholars, and Palestine Government Officers
Attending Courses of Instruction outside Palestine.
My dear Bunche,
I have been asked to bring to the notice of the Commission the position
(b) Palestine Government Officers attending courses of instruction outside Palestine.
3. His Majesty’s Government have approved these proposals in principle subject to acceptance by the Commission of liability in respect of the period after the 15th May, 1948, as falling on the successor authorities and I am, therefore, directed to enquire whether the Commission is prepared to agree to these arrangements.
4. Similar arrangements are contemplated as regards (b) Palestine Government Officers now attending courses of instruction outside Palestine, but I am not yet in a position to supply the Commission with complete information on this point.
5. Information regarding (a) Palestine Government Scholars is set out in enclosed note.
(2) Colonial Development and Welfare Scholarships.
3. Under (2) above, there are six Social Welfare Scholars and one Education Scholar. It is proposed that these seven scholarships (hitherto paid for from Colonial Development and Welfare funds) should be converted into Palestine Government Scholarships as from the date of the termination of the Mandate.
4. Enclosure (A) is a statement of the estimated cost of these scholarships for the periods 1st April 1948 to 30th September 1948 and 1st October 1948 to 30th September 1949 and thereafter until the scholarships are finally completed.
5) It will be seen that the cost in respect of the period let April 1948 to 30th September 1949 is estimated at LP 49,000. For the succeeding years 1949 to 1953 the total cost is estimated at LP 38,000.
6. It will be observed that the estimates are made for the periods ending 30th September each year while the academic year in the United Kingdom terminates at the end of June. In Australia (where there are two scholars) the academic year ends in December. The three or two months after June or December respectively for which provision has been made in the estimates are included in the calculation by way of precaution against any eventuality. In normal circumstances, therefore, a sum of money will be saved at the end of each academic year from the provision for the extra months in the cost of scholars who have fully completed their courses in June or December.
7. Enclosures ‘B1’ to U2’ are schedules indicating the names of scholarship holders and of certain Palestine Government Officers attending courses, containing full particulars of the course of study being followed. It will be observed from these schedules that most of the scholarship courses will not be completed by the end of the academic year 1948/49 and therefore the question of providing funds to enable the holders to complete their courses of study will be a matter for decision by the successor authorities.
PALESTINE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS
PALESTINE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS
PUBLIC WORKS SCHOLARS
(1945, 1946 & 1947)
(1) These two scholars were awarded an exhibition of LT.150 p.a. each when they were selected. There was at the time no money in the budget of the Health Department, and the intention was that the exhibition in the following year should be increased. The calculation of the cost of the scholarships in respect of these two scholars has been made on the basis of full scholarships of L.P.400 p.a. each.
Note:- The scholarship in respect of the above mentioned scholars should, be converted into a scholarship at the present Government scholarship rate, namely LP.375.- per annum, as from 15.5.1948 when the Mandate is due to terminate.