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Britain Disagrees with Australia on Jerusalem Issue; Will Back Moderate Proposals

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A British delegation spokesman announced today his government will join with the United States in support of moderate proposals for a U.N. control regime of Holy Places in Jerusalem offered by the Palestine Conciliation Commission.

The British representative revealed that the more drastic Australian plan for internationalization of Jerusalem was drawn without consultation with the U.S. or British delegations. Britain agrees with the United States that the Australian proposals are not feasible.

With respect to the Economic Survey Mission proposals, the British spokesman said his government was ready to contribute its share to the proposed $48,000,000 budget, providing the states directly interested in the projected public works plan give their full cooperation to the project. Without such cooperation, he indicated, the project could not succeed regardless of the amount of money raised to back it.

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