HC Deb 19 March 1923 vol 161 cc2123-4W

asked the Minister of Health whether the conferences of bacteriologists, called by the League of Nations Health Committee in London and Paris, to discuss the standardisation of serums and vaccines were paid for by the Governments represented; whether the representatives received any remuneration in addition to the expenses incurred in travelling from all parts of the world; and, if so, what was the amount respectively in expenses and in remuneration paid by the British Government, who were our representatives, under what Votes were such items authorised, and where do they appear in the accounts?


The expenses of conferences on the standardisation of serums held in London in December, 1921, and in Paris in November. 1922, which consisted mainly of the travelling and subsistence allowance of the delegates, were met from the funds of the League of Nations. No fees or other remuneration were paid to delegates by the British Government. Indeed, I am not aware that any expense was incurred from public funds beyond the cost of luncheon for the foreign delegates provided by the Government Hospitality Fund on the occasion of the conference in London.