HC Deb 03 April 1922 vol 152 cc1872-3W
Lieut.-Colonel MURRAY

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the cost to the British Exchequer of each of the international conferences attended by the Prime Minister since the conclusion of the Armistice in 1918?


The cost of the Paris Peace Conference is given on page 423 of the Report of the Select Committee on Public Accounts (1921) and amounts in all to £697,840. The cost to the British Exchequer of the other international conferences referred to, is estimated to be as follows:

£ s. d.
San Remo 850 18 11
Boulogne 575 0 0
Brussels and Spa 2,360 2 11
Lympne 142 19 5
Calais 138 9 8
Paris, August, 1921 326 2 3
Hythe 877 10 6
Paris and Cannes, January, 1922 357 11 6
The accounts of the conferences at Paris and Cannes are not yet complete. In addition, certain expenditure was borne by the Government Hospitality Fund, in respect of the expenses on conferences in London, which is not included in the above.


asked the Lord Privy Seal if a statement may be prepared showing the number of international conferences which have been held to discuss matters arising out of the application of the Treaty of Versailles, the number of the British staffs attending such conferences, and the cost of each conference to the British Treasury?


Yes, Sir; a statement will be prepared giving as much information as is available.