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Russian-Born Wives

Volume 440: debated on Thursday 17 July 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will cause to be published as a White Paper, or will give in other convenient form, a detailed account of the written and oral representations made to the Soviet Government in support of the applications for exit permits made by the Russian wives of British subjects; the replies of the Soviet Government to such representations; and what further action he proposes to take.

Any decision in regard to publishing a detailed account must await the final answer from the Soviet Government, and this has not yet been received. As regard the last part of the question I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to the hon. Member for Solihull (Mr. M Lindsay) on 23rd June last