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Moscow Olympics (British Citizens)

Volume 958: debated on Monday 20 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what guarantees he has sought from the Soviet Union regarding the freedom of movement for British visitors, contestants and the press should the 1980 Olympics take place in Moscow; and what discussions he has held with his EEC partners on the matter.

It is for the International Olympic Committee to satisfy itself that its rules and regulations, including those relating to participation and the press, are complied with. My right hon. Friend has not discussed the question of guarantees with the Soviet Government, or with colleagues in the Nine.