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Equipment Inspection (Soviet Officials)

Volume 478: debated on Monday 18 September 1950

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the official standing of Russians in this country employed in inspecting equipment being manufactured for the Russian Government; and what steps are taken to confirm the bona fides of such persons before they are admitted to this country.

They are officials of the Soviet Government appointed as members of the Soviet Trade Delegation. The Trade representative and his deputies rank as members of the staff of the Soviet Embassy. Appropriate measures are taken in the interests of security but it would not be in the public interests to disclose details of these measures.