asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has for meeting senior members of the USSR Government.
The hon. Member will have seen the announcement that my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister and my right hon. Friend are to make an official visit to the Soviet Union from 13th to 17 February.
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will seek, on the occasion of his visit to Moscow, to promote British exports to the Soviet Union by arranging for better direct access to customers, and easier movement of customers' representatives to this country.
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what are his main objectives, and what are the main issues, he will be reviewing with the Soviet leaders on the occasion of his visit to the USSR.
My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister and I intend to re-establish the practice of high-level contacts between the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. We shall seek to impress upon the Soviet leaders the seriousness of Her Majesty's Government's desire to build a safer and more productive relationship beneficial to both countries; to have a full exchange of views on important international and bilateral questions; and to give a new impulse to British exports to the Soviet Union and to the development of Anglo-Soviet trade as a whole.