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Soviet Embassy (Travel Restrictions)

Volume 978: debated on Wednesday 13 February 1980

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asked the Lord Privy Seal how many Soviet officials have given written notice to his Department of their intention to travel more than 35 miles from Hyde Park Corner in 1979 and to date in 1980; how many have made more than one application; and how many have been refused.

So far in 1980, 77 Soviet officials have given written notice of their intention to travel more than 35 miles from Hyde Park Corner. 34 officials have submitted more than one notification. A few notifications have been rejected because they did not comply with the regulations. Figures for 1979 are not readily available.