§ Lieut.-Colonel HORLICK
asked the Minister of Labour what are the sums to be granted towards the cost of building an International Labour Office at Geneva by other members of the League of Nations; and whether the proposed gift of £4,000 will be the total contribution from this country?
§ Sir A. STEEL-MAITLAND
The estimated cost of the new building for the International Labour Office is 3,000,000 1341W Swiss francs. The building will be paid for out of the funds of the League of Nations; the proportions in which the respective members of the League contribute are fixed by the Assembly. Great Britain's proportion is about 9½ per cent. The gift which the Government are proposing to make at a cost not exceeding £4,000, is a voluntary gift distinct from the normal contributions to the expenses of the League. Other Governments are also making special gifts.