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Wednesday, 25 June 1941

Senator McLEAY - The answer to the honorable senator's questionis as follows : -

In deciding to pay its contribution for 1941 to the League of Nations, the Commonwealth Government took into account the following considerations:- (1 ) The League and kindred organizations are still performing practical tasks of great utility. Some part of the League's work is now being carried on atthe Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton, in the United States of America, and the International Labour Office is installed at the McGill University, Montreal, Canada. The work ofthe League in economic and financial matters and in the control of the opium traffic is regarded as of particular importance. (2) There is a wide recognition that it is necessary to maintain in being some organization for international collaboration. (3) The members of the British Common wealth were in favour of continuing financial support to the League (4) Every possible effort has been made to cut down League expenditure.

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