HC Deb 07 February 1989 vol 146 cc626-7W
Mr. Galbraith

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will list those international organisations on which his Department is represented and the total cost of these commitments.

Mr. Peter Lloyd

The Department is an affiliated member of the International Social Security Association. The 1989 membership subscriptions will be approximately £112,000. In addition the Department participates in the work of all international organisations of which the United Kingdom is a member, whenever social security issues arise. It is impossible to apportion the overall United Kingdom contribution to each organisation between social security and other activities.