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Cabinet Decides to End Mandate in May; Will Coordinate Precise Date with U.N.

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The British Cabinet, at its meeting today, provi-(##)ly fixed May as the month in which Britain will terminate the Palestine Mandate, (##) learned in well-informed quarters this afternoon.

The precise date and details remain to be coordinated with the United Nations (##)an implementation commission which will assume administrative responsibility (##) interim period between the laying down by Britain of the Mandate and the pro-##tion of the Jewish and the Arab states.

The London press today reports that the Foreign Office has cabled instructions ##r Alexander Cadogan, head of the British delegation at the United Nations, ask-##im to invite the U.N. implementation commission to London for discussions with ##olonial Office with a view to bringing about the transfer of authority in Palestine with as little dislocation as possible.A Colonial Office spokesman today termed reports that the British police in Palestine might be “loaned” to the United Nations Palestine Commission “complete non-##e.” He insisted that “the Palestine police will remain, as usual, subject only ##is Majesty’s Government. During the interim, until the mandate is surrendered, ## Palestine Government will continue to preserve order as usual.”

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