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Ussr Diplomat

Volume 893: debated on Friday 13 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what were the terms of the note sent to the Soviet Government expressing regret for any distress and injury which may have been caused to a Russian diplomat during the recent visit of ex-KGB chief Shelepin; who the diplomat was; what was the nature of the distress and injury which formed the subject matter of the regret expressed; and by whom the distress and injury referred to were caused.

As the hon. and learned Member is aware, this matter has been the subject of an exchange of Notes between the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Soviet Embassy. It is not customary to make public the details of such exchanges.