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Report Should Not Be Considered Semi-official, Colonial Office Says

The Colonial Office today told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that it is not in a position at present to comment on Palestine. However, it pointed out that Reuter’s cannot be considered a semi-official source.

Well-informed quarters today told the JTA that Prime Minister Attlee is expected to make a statement on Palestine after the parliamentary recess. He will announce, they said, that pending further study of the Palestine problem, the White Paper restrictions will continue, but this does not mean that the government endorses the White Paper.

The diplomatic correspondent of the News-Chronicle today writes that there is no truth to the reports that there will be unrestricted Jewish immigration into Palestine. “The entire problem is under discussion by the cabinet and until a decision has been reached at top levels, things will go on as present,” he declares, adding that there is no intention of making Palestine exclusively Jewish or Arab.