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Hope Simpson Report (1930)

A report dated 1 October 1930, prepared by British civil servant John Hope Simpson at the request of Colonial Secretary Lord Passfield, and addressing "immigration, land settlement and development issues" in Mandatory Palestine in the aftermath of the 1929 riots, following the work of the Shaw Commission. Hope Simpson made several recommendations as to future British policy in Palestine, some of which were adopted with the 1930 White Paper, notably putting a limit on Jewish immigration based on the development of the country's economy and the effect it would have on the livelihood of current residents.