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Ussr (Official Delegates)

Volume 978: debated on Wednesday 13 February 1980

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asked the Prime Minister what advice is issued to Departments and public bodies concerning the reception of official delegates from the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics at the present time; when new instructions were last issued; and if she will make a statement.The Prime Minister: The Government's policy since the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan is to avoid high-level and ministerial contacts with the Soviet Union for the time being. Other contacts and visits may proceed. Government Departments concerned are aware of these guidelines.