57. Captain T. REES
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the total cost of the League of Nations for the past year; how much of that cost was borne by this country; and what proportion was contributed by the Colonies?
§ Mr. SNOWDEN
With the hon. Members' permission, I will circulate the answer, which contains a number of figures, in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following is the answer:
§ The final accounts for the League of Nations for the year 1923 are not yet available. The estimated total cost for that year of the League (including the International Labour Office and Permanent Court of International Justice) was 25,673,507.30 gold francs (say £1,018,000 at par of exchange) of which the contribution of Great Britain and Ireland was 2,583,668.64 gold francs (say £102,400 at par, or 10.1 per cent.). The contributions of the Dominions and India amounted to 4,106,673.31 gold francs (say £162,800 at par, or 16.0 per cent.).