HC Deb 14 May 1928 vol 217 cc657-8
33. Colonel HOWARD - BURY

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs how many are employed in the Branch of the League of Nations in London; and what is the cost to the League of Nations of the Branch?


The League of Nations budget for 1928 provided for a staff of six persons at the London sub-office. The salaries of these persons amount to £1,105. In addition to this, provision is made for the sum of £1,966 in respect of property account and general office expenses. The total estimated expenditure for the London Branch is, therefore, £3,071.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say what are the objects of this office, and whether they could not be equally well carried out by Reuter's Agency?


Oh, No, Sir; I am quite certain that they could not. I cannot say offhand what are the particular duties which are carried out by this office. I am not a Minister of the League of Nations, but a Minister of the Government.