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Finance in Palestine before 1948 (Nakba): Supplementing Volume II, Chapter XIV, Pages 535 - 580, British Mandate: A Survey of Palestine: Supplement - Page 72
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Posted by Webmaster on June 16, 2013 #151446

FINANCE.

Supplementing Volume II, Chapter XIV, pages 535-580.

THE BUDGET.

(p. 536)

The main financial data of the year 1946 are summarized in the table that follows. The dab relate either to the year 1946, or where appropriate, to the position at 31st December, 1946. In the case of Government finances the data relate to the financial year 1945-46.

(T. !)

Item

1946

Remarks

(i) Population

(ii) Coin in circulation LP.

(iii) Notes in circulation

(iv] Total currency in circulation

(v) Bank deposits (vi) Imports, value (viij Exports, value

(viii) Government revenue, total

(ix) Grants From H.M.G. included in (viii)

(x) Government expenditure, total

(xi) Public debt

( Cost of Living Index (xii)

Wholesale Price Index

1,845,559 Fettled Population at 31st
December , 1946
1,611,925 31st December, 1946
41,806,029 31st December, 1946
48,417,954 31st December, 1946
97,353,298 31st December, 1946
70,431,829 Year 1946
24,484,872 Year 1946
19,021,139 Year ended 31st March, 1946
167,281 Year ended 31st March, 1946 16,834,7811 Year ended 31st March, 1046 8,585,900 Year ended Bl.at March, 1946 275 December, 1946 based on Pre-War=100

335 December, 1946 based on 1936=100

(p. 538)

The growth of expenditure and the proportion devoted to internal security is illustrated in the figures of expenditure since 1934-35 :-

(T. 2)

Item 1934-35 i 1937.39 11940-41 I 1943-44 I 1944-45 I 1945-46
LP. LP. LP. LP. LP. LP.
Total
expenditure 3,230,010 7,297,688 7,450,355 14,819,250 18,196,594 16,834,781
Internal
security
and war 842,588 1,919,723 3,575,008 9,200,845 12,157,928 9,725,637
Residue 2,387,42215,377,965 3,875,347 5,618,405 6,038,666 7,109,144

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