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11 February 1948



11 February 1948



UNITED NATIONS PALESTINE COMMISSION

Communication received from Mr. Fletcher-Cooke, United
Kingdom Delegation, Concerning Questions on Security
and the Commission’s Discharge of its Administrative
Responsibilities.


The following communication concerning questions on Security and the Commission’s Administrative Responsibilities, which were put to the representative of the Mandatory Power on 30 January, is circulated for the information of the Members of the Commission.



* * *


UNITED KINGDOM DELEGATION TO THE UNITED NATIONS
EMPIRE STATE BUILDING
NEW YORK 1, N. Y.

9th February, 1948.
Dear Bunche,

You will remember that when the United Kingdom appeared before the Commission on 30th January to answer certain questions under the headings (A) Security and (B) The Commission’s Discharge of its Administrative Responsibilities, the information necessary to answer Question B(8) was not available.

I now enclose two Schedules showing respectively

(1) the numbers in each Department of (a) British, (b) Arab, (c) Jewish and (d) other personnel, and

(2) the numbers and ranks by communities of the Government Officers in each Department / ranks shown in the Schedule are

1st division officersI
2nd division officersII
subordinate staff (exclusive of labourers and police other ranks)III

You will appreciate that neither of these Schedules contain any reference to police other ranks and that the only police staff shown are senior police officers and clerical staff.

As I have only received one copy of each of these schedules, and as no doubt you will have to have a number of copies made, I should be most grateful if you could supply me with three copies of each of the Schedules.


yours sincerely,

(signed)
(J. Fletcher-Cooke)


Dr. Ralph J. Blanche,
Principal Secretary to the United Nations
Commission for Palestine,
United Nations,
Lake Success,
New York.



NUMBER OF GOVERNMENT OFFICERS BY DEPARTMENTS AND COMMUNITIES
(Excluding industrial workers employed on short-term agreements and other ranks in the Police Force.)

Serial
No.
Department
Number of Officers
Total
Arabs
Jews
British
Others
1.Accountant General
115
71
32
4
8
2.Administrator General
47
17
27
2
-
3.Agriculture & Fisheries
177
82
81
13
1
4.Antiquities
99
78
9
5
7
5.Audit
108
47
49
7
5
6.Civil Aviation
136
43
76
8
9
7.Commerce & Industry
300
88
177
14
21
8.Co-operative Societies
34
17
15
2
-
9.Controller of Road Transport
66
29
25
7
5
10.Custodian of Enemy Property
106
44
43
8
11
11.Customs & Excise
749
539
165
10
35
12.District Administration
Galilee District
144
116
19
6
3
13,District Administration
Gaza District
78
72
1
4
1
14.District Administration
Haifa District
107
66
35
6
-
15.District Administration
Jerusalem District
176
133
25
9
9
16.District Administration
Lydda District
195
101
83
8
3
17.District Administration
Samaria District
117
98
13
5
1
18.Education
1,768
1,740
13
15
-
19.Food Controller
383
163
188
14
18
20.Forests
336
288
43
5
-
21.Government House
18
11
1
4
2
22.Health
1,774
1,231
39
62
90
23.Income Tax
278
100
174
2
2
24.Judicial
581
373
189
13
6
25.Labour
259
102
142
7
8
26.Land Registration
169
106
60
2
1
27.Land Settlement
306
219
61
12
14
28.:ega;
50
25
15
8
1
29.Migratin
162
79
68
6
9
30.Sharia Court
68
68
-
-
-
31.Broadcasting
121
62
49
9
1
32.Police (Senior Police Officers & Clerical Staff Only)
908
409
135
307
57
33.Postmaster General
2,756
1,459
1,207
19
72
34.Press Censorship
28
6
20
1
1
35.Printing & Stationery
126
72
31
6
17
36.Prisoners
143
55
12
76
-
37.Public Information Office
119
60
44
6
9
38.Public Works
806
521
226
25
34
39.Railways
1,005
649
224
72
40
40.Secretariat
207
99
38
43
27
41.Social Welfare
173
124
43
4
2
42.Statistics
94
41
45
1
7
43.Survey
642
510
113
4
15
44.Town Planning
68
44
60
2
2
45.Veterinary Services
159
95
60
4-
TOTAL
16,260
10,352
4,507
846
553

NOTE:
(a) Industrial workers employed on monthly contracts numbered

1,394 on 31.3.47
Casual labourers employed on a daily basis numbered17,974 on 31.3.47
(b) The figures in (a) above are not included in this statement





NUMBER OF OFFICERS IN EACH DEPARTMENT OF THE PALESTINE ADMINISTRATION
AS AT 31 MARCH 1947, (EXCLUDING OTHER RANKS OF THE POLICE FORCE,
AND INDUSTRIAL WORKS ON SHORT TERM ENGAGEMENTS).



COMMUNITY
Department
Division
Arab
Jews
British
Others
Total
1.Accountant General
I
II
II
Total
5
53
13
71
2
30
-
32
4
-
-
4
1
7
-
8
12
90
13
115
2.Administrator General
I
II
II
Total
-
9
8
17
1
24
2
27
1
1
-
2
-
-
-
-
2
34
10
46
3.Agriculture and Fisheries
I
II
II
Total
5
65
12
82
8
68
5
81
12
1
-
13
-
1
-
-
25
135
17
177
4.Antiquities
I
II
II
Total
4
13
61
78
4
4
1
9
4
1
-
5
-
3
4
7
12
21
66
99
5.Audit
I
II
II
Total
2
41
4
47
2
47
-
49
7
-
-
7
-
3
2
5
11
91
6
108
6.Civil Aviation
I
II
II
Total
-
35
8
43
9
62
5
76
3
5
-
8
-
8
1
9
12
110
14
136
7.Commerce and Industry
I
II
II
Total
2
36
50
88
7
123
47
177
9
5
-
14
-
10
11
21
18
174
108
300
8.Cooperative Societies
I
II
II
Total
1
13
3
17
1
11
3
15
2
-
-
2
-
-
-
-
4
24
6
36
9.Controller of Bond Transport
I
II
II
Total
-
19
10
29
-
25
-
25
6
1
-
7
-
4
1
5
6
49
11
66
10.Custodian of Enemy Property
I
II
II
Total
-
10
34
44
1
20
22
43
4
4
-
8
-
6
5
11
5
40
61
106
11.Customs and Excise
I
II
II
Total
2
236
301
539
-
115
50
165
5
5
-
10
1
22
12
35
8
378
363
749
12.District Administration
(Galilee District)
I
II
II
Total
4
73
39
116
4
11
4
19
5
1
-
6
1
1
-
3
14
86
44
144
13.District Administration
(Gaza District)
I
II
II
Total
5
40
27
72
-
1
-
1
3
1
-
4
-
1
-
1
8
43
27
78
14.District Administration
(Haifa District)
I
II
II
Total
4
38
24
66
4
24
7
35
4
2
-
6
-
-
-
-
12
64
31
107
15.District Administration
(Jerusalem District)
I
II
II
Total
7
88
38
133
3
18
4
25
7
2
-
9
-
3
6
9
17
111
48
176
16.District Administration
(Lydda District)
I
II
II
Total
4
73
24
101
6
66
11
83
7
1
-
8
-
1
2
3
17
141
37
195
17.District Administration
(Samaria District)
I
II
II
Total
7
67
24
98
1
7
5
13
4
1
-
5
-
-
1
1
12
75
30
117
18.Education
I
II
II
Total
46
1,694
-
1.740
8
5
-
13
13
-
-
13
-
2
-
2
67
1,701
-
1,768
19.Food Controller
I
II
II
Total
1
80
82
163
11
99
78
188
11
3
-
14
3
8
7
18
26
190
167
383
20.Forests
I
II
II
Total
-
28
260
288
2
24
17
43
4
1
-
2
-
-
-
-
6
53
277
336
21.Government House
I
II
II
Total
-
4
7
11
-
1
-
1
1
3
-
4
-
2
-
2
1
10
7
18
22.Health
I
II
II
Total
61
272
898
1,231
37
121
233
391
16
46
-
62
7
43
40
90
121
482
1,171
1,774
23.Income Tax
I
II
II
Total
3
47
50
100
7
111
56
174
2
-
-
2
1
-
1
2
13
158
107
278
24.Judicial
I
II
II
Total
35
159
179
373
22
106
61
189
13
-
-
13
-
3
3
6
70
268
243
581
25.Labour
I
II
II
Total
-
47
55
102
2
124
16
142
6
1
-
7
-
4
4
8
8
176
75
259
26.Land Registration
I
II
II
Total
4
70
32
106
2
46
12
60
2
-
-
2
-
-
1
1
8
116
45
169
27.Land Settlement and Irrigation Service
I
II
II
Total
6
116
97
219
5
46
10
61
12
-
-
12
1
9
4
14
24
171
11
306
28.Legal
I
II
II
Total
4
13
8
25
6
8
1
15
8
1
-
9
-
-
1
1
18
22
10
50
29.Migration
I
II
II
Total
3
47
29
79
3
59
6
68
6
-
-
6
1
3
5
9
13
109
40
162
30.Moslems Religious Court (Sharia) and Supreme Moslem Council
I
II
II
Total
13
55
-
68
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
13
55
-
68
31.Palestine Broadcasting Service
I
II
II
Total
5
27
20
62
5
39
5
49
6
3
-
9
-
1
-
1
16
90
25
121
32.Police
I
II
II
Total
9
233
167
409
5
108
22
135
128
179
-
307
2
36
19
57
144
556
208
908
33.Posts and Telegraphs
I
II
II
Total
3
1,039
417
1,459
11
985
211
1,207
16
3
-
19
1
62
8
71
31
2.089
636
2,756
34.Press Censorship
I
II
II
Total
-
6
-
6
1
19
-
20
1
-
-
1
-
1
-
1
2
26
-
28
35.Printing & Stationery
I
II
II
Total
-
47
25
72
-
30
1
31
6
-
-
6
-
11
6
17
6
88
32
126
36.Prisons
I
II
II
Total
-
54
1
55
1
11
-
12
9
67
-
76
-
-
-
-
10
132
1
143
37.Public Information Officer
I
II
II
Total
-
38
22
60
-
41
3
44
5
1
-
6
-
8
1
9
5
88
26
119
38.Public Works
I
II
II
Total
6
282
233
521
21
141
64
226
18
6
1
25
-
27
7
34
45
456
305
806
39.Railways
I
II
II
Total
2
638
9
649
10
227
7
244
45
27
-
72
1
39
-
40
58
931
16
1,005
40.Secretariat
I
II
II
Total
6
39
54
99
4
22
12
38
27
7
9
43
1
6
20
27
38
74
95
207
41.Social Welfare
I
II
II
Total
2
84
38
124
1
34
8
43
4
-
-
4
-
1
1
2
7
119
47
173
42.Statistics
I
II
II
Total
1
21
19
41
1
20
24
45
1
-
-
1
-
3
4
7
3
44
47
94
43.Surveys
I
II
II
Total
-
205
305
510
2
84
27
113
4
-
-
4
1
14
-
15
7
303
332
642
44.Town Planning
I
II
II
Total
-
31
13
44
-
18
2
20
2
-
-
2
-
2
-
2
2
51
15
68
45.Veterinary Services
I
II
II
Total
2
22
71
95
7
45
8
60
4
-
-
4
-
-
-
-
13
67
79
159



NOTES:
I

indicates 1st division officers (Senior Service)
IIindicates 2nd division officers (Junior Service)
IIindicates Subordinate Staff.


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