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Representatives of Cabinet Committee on Palestine to Confer with British in London

Henry H. Grady and Goldthwaite H. Dorr, alternates to the Secretaries of State and War on the Cabinet committee on Palestine, will go to London for discussions with the British Government, although the date for their visit has not yet been set. Acting Secretary of state Dean Acheson announced today.

Mr. Acheson said that in the meantime Mr. Grady and Mr. Dorr have already met and begun the work of organization, in which they will be joined by the Treasury alternate as soon as he is appointed. Asked whether any other experts have been sent to London, the Acting Secretary replied that on a somewhat lower level four officers have gone there to work with Ambassador Harriman in certain preliminary discussions with the British Government. These officers, as reported last week, represent the State and War Departments. Mr. Acheson said that the Department has not yet received any report from the U.S. representative in Palestine on the current disorders there.

Told that Prime Minister Attlee had declared in the House of Commons today that he has been in close touch with the United States Government the last few days on Palestine, and asked whether this involves a British request for American military aid, Mr. Acheson replied he was not informed about these discussions. He suggested that the report may have referred to conversations already under way and added that a message may be en route.

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