HC Deb 06 March 1922 vol 151 cc835-6
40. Mr. A. SHAW

asked the Prime Minister whether the Government will take steps to issue in a popular form a record of the achievements of the Washington Conference in the spheres of public economy and international appeasement?


We are awaiting the receipt of the official proceedings from Washington before taking action in this matter.


asked the Prime Minister what were the costs incurred by this country on behalf of the British Delegation at Washington; and what definite saving of expenditure has already resulted as the immediate results of that Conference?


Full accounts have not yet been received in this country, but it is estimated that the cost of the British Delegation at Washington will not exceed£50,000. As regards the last part of the question, the cancellation of the construction of the four capital ships, for which provision was made in this year's Estimates, will involve an immediate saving during the current year of, approximately, 2 million, and an ultimate saving of at least 30 million. The total savings accruing as the result of the Conference in 1922–23 will probably exceed£10,000,000.

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