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Official: Colonial Office: Cabinet Papers., 23 Jan 1921 - 29 Dec 1921

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 17/13A-B

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Sir Maurice Hankey (6); David Lloyd George, Prime Minister; Austen Chamberlain, Chancellor of the Exchequer (2) and Edwin Montagu [Secretary of State for India] objecting to the use of Indian troops in the garrison of Palestine.Cabinet papers on subjects including: affairs in the Middle East, Egypt, South Khurdistan, Mesopotamia [Iraq] and Palestine; mandates for Mesopotamia and Palestine; the 1921 Imperial Conference; the 1921 Middle East Conference; the empire settlement; naval defence for Australia and the effect of the Japanese treaty; the West Indian passenger steamship service; European communities in Egypt; imperial development and unemployment. Also includes the report of the Interdepartmental Commission on the Middle East and official telegrams on the reduction of the expense of the administration of the Middle East and the installation of Emir Feisal in Iraq.Other subjects include: the formation of the Middle East department; the reduction of the garrison in Mesopotamia; British policy regarding Turkey and France; the installation of a protectorate in Egypt; the deployment of the RAF in Transjordan [later Jordan]; Irish affairs; British policy in South Africa; and the use of reparations from Germany to fund naval building.


  • 23 Jan 1921 - 29 Dec 1921

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2 file(s) (2 bound files (138 folios))

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