British Prime Minister Gordon Brown will not receive the Dalai Lama in his office, a spokesman told The Times newspaper, which said it was an effort to avoid confrontation with China. Brown will meet the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader at Lambeth Palace in London, the official residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the head of the Church of England. Brown will be able to claim that he is receiving the Dalai Lama in his spiritual rather than a political capacity. Brown said in March that he would meet the Dalai Lama when he visits Britain, angering China which accuses the Buddhist cleric of masterminding protests against Beijing's rule in Tibet.