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Organisation For Economic Co-Operation And Development

Volume 977: debated on Monday 28 January 1980

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asked the Lord Privy Seal what is the current annual cost of Great Britain's participation in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

The direct cost of the United Kingdom's membership of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development for the last complete financial year (to 31 March 1979) was £3·024 million. The cost of subscriptions was £2·663 million and the cost of the United Kingdom delegation, £0·362 million.

The cost of participation in the OECD also includes the travelling and accommodation expenses of London-based officials from many Government Departments and the man-hours spent by officials in preparing briefing.