HC Deb 11 March 1925 vol 181 c1292

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any estimate has been prepared with regard to the total cost of the proposed palace for the League of Nations at Geneva; and what share of this sum is to fall upon Great Britain?


Estimates made last year for the proposed new Assembly Hall, to which I presume my hon. Friend refers, varied from four and a half million gold francs to more than seven million. The Council at the session now in progress are considering the matter, and also a suggestion that new offices for the Secretariat should be included in the same building. So far as I am aware, no estimate has been made of the probable cost of such a larger building. Great Britain and Northern Ireland contribute rather less than 10 per cent. of the expenses of the League.

Captain SHAW

Where is the money coming from for the building of this palace?

Captain W. BENN

Has the right hon. Gentleman taken into account the financial value of the preservation of world peace?


No, Sir.

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