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Truman’s Reply to Attlee on Palestine Received in London; Will Be Discussed by Cabinets

A Foreign Office spokesman confirmed today that Prime Minister Attlee has received a reply from President Truman to the British Premier’s sharp note of last Friday in which he protested the issuance by the President of his statement on Palestine. The President’s communication will be discussed by the Cabinet.

It was reported in Washington yesterday that Mr. Truman had reiterated his proposals for a solution of the Palestine problem and queried Mr. Attlee as to whether his government planned to follow the recommendations.

Replies by the government to a series of written questions on Palestine submitted by members of Parliament during the Parliamentary recess are expected to be made during the next week or two. A suggestion by former Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Samuel Silverman, Labor, that a full dress debate on Palestine be held within the next two weeks was rejected yesterday by Deputy Prime Minister Herbert Morrison, who agreed, however, to consider such a request “through the usual channels.

Among the questions on file is one by Ian Mikardo, Labor, as to why “Jewish internees in Cyprus who express pro-Russian views are placed in separate camps.” This is the first disclosure that some of the Cyprus deportees are being segregated.

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