The annual subscription of this country to the International Criminal Police Commission, which had remained unchanged since 1948, has, in common with that of other member States, been doubled for 1954. Previously, two of the member States had borne a disproportionate share of the expenses of the commission, which have increased as a result of the greater use made of the organisation and of improvements in its technical equipment.
I cannot go into that now. This is an arrangement which is of immense value to the police of all member countries. In these days of quick transport I think the House will agree that it is of value to have an exchange of information between police forces for the prevention of crime.