§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs at what level the United Kingdom is represented on the International Association for Research into Income and Wealth; when the last meeting was held; when a United Kingdom representative was last in the chair; what was the United Kingdom subscription in the year 1976–77; and in what publication the annual report of the work of the organisation is available.
§ Mr. Judd
I understand that membership of the International Association for Research into Income and Wealth is composed predominantly of individuals, each member participating in his or her personal capacity. There is therefore no question of national representation. The Central Statistical Office, along with similar offices in other countries, is an institutional member of the Association and makes an annual contribution which, in 1976–77, was £250. The Association holds an international conference once every two years, the most recent of which was in York in August 1977. Papers by members of the Association, including those presented at its conferences, are published in the quarterly journal "The Review of Income and Wealth".