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Displaced Persons' Camps, Austria And Ussr

Volume 480: debated on Wednesday 8 November 1950

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75.

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will issue instructions preventing Russian officers from visiting displaced persons' camps in the British zone of Austria until such time as he receives an assurance from the Soviet Government that British inspectors will be allowed similar facilities to visit camps in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, where friends and relations of many foreign nationals, now political refugees in the United Kingdom, are known to be.

77.

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will give an assurance that British conducting officers who accompany members of the Soviet Repatriation Mission visiting displaced persons' camps in the British zone of Austria are invariably fluent Russian speakers.

The British conducting officer, who accompanies members of the Soviet Repatriation Mission, is almost invariably a fluent Russian speaker.