§ 18. Mr. J. HARRIS
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether it is proposed to continue the Ambassadors' Conference; if so, for what period; what is the annual cost of this Conference and its organisation; and what proportion of that cost falls upon Great Britain?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
Owing to special work recently assigned to it, some misunderstanding exists as regards the Ambassadors' Conference. The Ambassadors meet in conference in the exercise of their ordinary diplomatic duties. These duties would, if the Conference ceased to 1288 meet, nevertheless remain to be performed by the Ambassadors and their staffs. No extra cost is, therefore, involved.
§ Mr. LINFIELD
Is it the intention of His Majesty's Government to submit any other matter, that may arise to the consideration of the Ambassadors' Conference?
§ Captain BERKELEY
What precautions are his Majesty's Government taking to prevent a recurrence of such regrettable decisions as that participated in by the British representative at the recent meeting in regard to Corfu?