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Northern Ireland (Russian Journalists)

Volume 981: debated on Monday 24 March 1980

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asked the Lord Privy Seal whether or not he has refused permission to any Russian journalists to visit Northern Ireland in the last two months.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office informed a Soviet journalist on 14 March that it was not convenient at that time to provide interview facilities requested for a visit to Northern Ireland. We operate a travel notification scheme for Soviet journalists because of the severe restrictions imposed on the movements of British journalists in the Soviet Union.