HC Deb 31 May 1921 vol 142 cc822-3
45. Mr. WISE

asked the Prime Minister what is the cost to the country of the United Kingdom being one of the League of Nations; and if he will consider, with a view to economy, at a meeting of Prime Ministers of the Empire next month, the desirability of withdrawing from the League, as the United States of America is not a member?

Mr. CHAMBERLAIN (Leader of the House)

I would refer my hon. Friend to the provision made in the Estimates for the current financial year for Civil Services (Class V, Vote 5) in respect of the cost of Great Britain's membership of the League of Nations. The answer to the latter part of the question is in the negative.

Colonel ASHLEY

What is the gain to this country of belonging to the League of Nations?