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Russian-Born Wives

Volume 439: debated on Monday 30 June 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has any further statement to make on the release of all Russian-born wives of British citizens.


asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if a reply has yet been received from M. Kuznetsov with regard to the Russian wives of ex-Service men who are unable to join their husbands in this country.

No, Sir. I would refer the hon. Members to the reply given to the hon. Member for Solihull (Mr. M. Lindsay) on 23rd June.

Can the Under-Secretary tell us whether the Foreign Secretary has made any reply to the request made by the husbands of these ladies that the matter should be brought up at the present Conference?

I will make sure that my right hon. Friend knows of that suggestion, but I can see that he might well think that an appropriate occasion would not arise.

May I ask one question on No. 43? Am I right in thinking that M. Kuznetsov said he would look into this matter himself when he got back to Moscow, and has any communication been received from him?

M. Kuznetsov gave his report on the visit of the Delegation on 10th June. We have still not received a reply from him to the letter sent to him by my right hon. Friend the Minister of State.