867N.00/458: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Bingham)

171. Paul Alling, Assistant Chief, Division of Near Eastern Affairs, returning from Geneva, has been directed to stop off at London to consult with Embassy and appropriate British officials concerning developments with respect to Palestine.

Please afford him every assistance to obtain fullest information that British officials may be willing to disclose informally and confidentially. It is anticipated that the Department will be subjected to severe pressure in connection with the report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry.

Alling has been instructed to notify Embassy of date of arrival. Please do utmost to procure moderately priced hotel accommodations for him and his wife.