HC Deb 03 November 1919 vol 120 c1131W
Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Prime Minister whether the Supreme Economic Council or similar body or Committee is in existence; N\ hat nations are represented on this council, body, or Committee; who are the British representatives; and to what Vote or Votes will their salaries and expenses he charged?


The Supreme Economic Council is in existence, and now has permanent offices in London. The countries at present represented on the Supreme Economic Council are the United Kingdom, France Italy, and Belgium. The United States Government have no representative for the moment, although they have not withdrawn from the Council. The chief British representatives are the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the President of the Board of Trade, but the Food Controller, the Shipping Controller, and other Ministers concerned with particular subjects are entitled to take part in the meetings, and are particularly associated with special Committees of the Council. The Parliamentary -Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs also attends on behalf of the Foreign Office. The salaries and expenses of the officials of the British Department are charged to the Foreign Office Vote.