HC Deb 11 July 1923 vol 166 c1366W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the expenses for amusements, food, and refreshments enjoyed by the British delegation at Lausanne are paid for out of public funds; and how many men and women are now employed on this delegation?


If I may be permitted to say so, I regret the tone of the hon. Member's question. Amusements play a very small part, if any, in the life of the hard-worked British delegation at Lausanne, but any there may be are not paid for out of public funds. The ordinary expenses of board, exclusive of wines and spirits, and lodging at the hotel in which the delegation lives are, in accordance with the usual practice, paid from public funds, at a fixed rate per head. The delegation consists of 14 men and seven women.