HC Deb 21 April 1926 vol 194 cc1180-1

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what is the annual subscription of His Majesty's Government to the League of Nations; what is the number of English subjects at present employed' at the League secretariat; and what control His Majesty's Government exercise in regard to the appointment or dismissal of the English members of the League staff?


The contribution payable by His Majesty's Government to the League of Nations (excluding the International Labour Organisation) for the year 1926 amounts to 1,772,303 gold francs, or approximately £70,000. I understand that on 1st December last. 140 British subjects, excluding the nationals of the self-governing Dominions and India, were employed in the secretariat of the League, and that there has been no appreciable change in this number since that date. All appointments and all terminations of appointments in the League secretariat are regularly submitted by the Secretary-General to the Council of the League on which His Majesty's Government are represented.