16 and 17. Lieut-Colonel Sir FREDERICK HALL
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, (1) what was the expenditure incurred in connection with and the number of the staff employed by the League of Nations in the years 1926–26 and 1930–31, respectively;
(2) what countries belonging to the League of Nations are in arrears with the payment of their portion of the ex- 481 penses of the League; what is the total amount of the arrears in each case; and if he will state how the deficiency has been made good?
|Numbers of Staff.||Gold France.||Numbers of Staff.||Gold Francs.|
|Secretariat and special organisations||…||498||6,586,060||666||8,886,667|
|International Labour Office||…||353||4,680,295||399||5,702,420|
|Permanent Court of Arbitration||…||25||373,244||32||415,038|
§ According to the latest information the contributions unpaid in respect of the years 1920 to 1930 inclusive were as follows:
§ The countries in question have not been relieved of their obligation, and the matter receives the constant attention of the Secretary-General.
§ The deficiency has been made good from time to time out of the surplus funds of the League.482
§ arrear from all the countries concerned who are in arrear amounts approximately to £500,000 at par.
§ Following is the answer:
§ The following figures have been taken from the Budgets of the League for the years 1925 and 1930: