§ MR. WEIR
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, in view of the fact that, under the International Scheme for North Sea Fisheries Investigation, this country's share of the joint international expenditure will amount to £42,000, will he state the amount to be expended by the other countries interested.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE (Mr. GERALD BALFOUR, Leeds, Central)
My noble friend has asked me to reply to this Question. The only joint international expenditure will be the annual sum of £4,800 for the maintenance of the central organisation at Copenhagen, towards which it is proposed that Great Britain, Germany and Russia should each contribute £1,250 and the other countries £262 10s. The sum of £42,000 represents the amount which will be required by Great Britain to meet our own expenditure during the next three years, inclusive of our contribution to the joint expenditure.