HC Deb 28 February 1938 vol 332 cc730-1
17. Mr. Day

asked the Prime Minister the contributions in gold francs and comparable sterling paid by the various members of the League of Nations towards the expenditure of the League for the 12 months ended at the last convenient date; and how the contribution payable by His Majesty's Government in Great Britain compares with that of all other countries?

The Prime Minister

The information required by the hon. Member is contained in a League of Nations document, a copy of which I am sending to him.

Mr. Day

Does the document show the alterations made?

46. Mr. Pilkington

asked the Prime Minister whether it is the intention of His Majesty's Government to work by all possible means for the establishment of the League of Nations as it was originally visualised by its creators?

The Prime Minister

As I stated in the House on 22nd February, it is the hope of His Majesty's Government to see the League reconstituted in such a form and on such a basis of membership as might enable us to rely upon being able to use its powers for the functions for which they were orignially intended. His Majesty's Government will do all that is within their power to bring about this state of affairs.

Mr. Leach

What does the right hon. Gentleman mean by the word "reconstitute" in this connection?

The Prime Minister

I meant further additions to its membership.

Mr. H. G. Williams

But is it not the case that the United States which founded the League would not join it?

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