§ 42. Sir H. BRITTAIN
asked the Prime Minister what proportion of the sum required for the machinery of the League of Nations is being paid for by this country?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
Apportionment for first and second Budgets (already paid) was made, in accordance wth Article 6 of the Covenant of the League of Nations, in accordance with the apportionment of the expenses of the International Bureau of the Universal Postal Union, under which Great Britain 45 ranks as a first-class country of 25 units. The third (current) Budget of the League has, it is understood, been recently discussed by the Council of the League, and the method of apportioning expenses in the future is to be discussed by the Assembly.
§ Sir H. BRITTAIN
May I ask whether each nation represented pays some portion of these expenses, however small?
§ Sir F. BANBURY
Can the right hon. Gentleman say how much this country has paid for the League of Nations?