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and Colonial Offices Deny Date Set for British Withdrawal from Palestine

Both the Foreign and Colonial Offices today deled that any date has been set for British evacuation from Palestine. An American ##ws agency yesterday quoted an “authoritative source” as declaring that Britain ##uld pull out by March of 1949 if the U.N. had found no solution by then.

A Foreign Office spokesman said that “no date will be laid down, and none ## likely to be, until we see how things develop at the United Nations.” The Colonial office stressed that the center of the Palestine problem has shifted to Lake Success, from where any important announcement would come. It added that no “authoritative ##urce” could presently indicate the date of evacuation.