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Volume 981: debated on Monday 24 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what sanctions have been taken or are intended by his Department to register disapproval of the USSR's invasion of Afghanistan.

I have taken steps to ensure the following:

  • (i) that no public money is made available through the Sports Council, before or after the Summer Olympic Gamase, to finance the attendance there of a British team;
  • (ii) in particular, that the Sports Council is not contributing to the British Olympic Association Olympic appeal fund;
  • (iii) any proposed visits by members or officials of the Sports Council to the Games cannot be financed from its grant-in-aid;
  • (iv) neither the Minister for Sport nor any of my Department's officials will attend the Games, as would normally be expected;
  • (v) postponement of the annual meeting of the joint committee of the Anglo-Soviet Environmental Protection Agreement, due to be held in Moscow early in 1980.