58. Major Lloyd
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what contributions have been paid by the United Kingdom and the other contributories to the European Central Inland Transport Organisation and whose contributions in any period still remain unpaid.
§ The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (Mr. Glenvil Hall)
With the hon. and gallant Member's permission, I will circulate this information in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
While I realise that the information may be of a lengthy character would the Financial Secretary give this assurance? In view of the long continued and all too successful efforts to sabotage this most invaluable international organisation by the deliberate repudiation of their obligations by Soviet Russia and some of her satellites, would the right hon. Gentleman ensure that, in order to safeguard the future of this organisation, 1593 which has had to dismiss many hundreds of invaluable employees and is almost made bankrupt, at the next meeting, on 29th July, a public session is held, so that those who have subscribed to this great international organisation may know the reason for its collapse?
§ Mr. Glenvil Hall
The financial position of this organisation is one of the main items put down on the agenda for the special meeting of the organisation to
|CONTRIBUTIONS BY MEMBER GOVERNMENTS TO THE EUROPEAN CENTRAL INLAND TRANSPORT|
|ORGANISATION. (Position as at 30th June, 1947).|
|Estimated Annual Budget £320,000.|
|Member.||Annual Contribution.||Percentage of Total.||In Arrears 1945–46.||Outstanding 1946–47.|
|The percentages and amounts are the same for the two financial years 1945-46 and 1946-47. The Organisation's budgetary year runs to 30th September.|