§ 71. Sir W. Wakefield
asked the Minister of Labour on what basis the contributions made by this country to the International Labour Organisation are calculated; and what specific services are rendered to this country by the expenditure of £293,200 in 1952–53.
§ Sir W. Monckton
The contributions of States Members to the annual expenditure budget of the International Labour Organisation are determined by the annual conference of the Organisation, which also approves the budget. The percentage payable by each Member State reflects broadly its relative capacity to contribute.
Contributions are not related to specific services rendered. The United Kingdom clearly derives benefit from co-operating in the work of an organisation which has as its principal objective the establishment in all countries of humane conditions of labour as a basis for lasting peace.