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Ussr And South Africa (British Sportsmen)

Volume 983: debated on Thursday 1 May 1980

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asked the Lord Privy Seal what consular facilities are being made available by Her Majesty's missions in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and South Africa to any British competitors taking part in the Moscow Olympics and the Lions' tour, respectively.

The same rules apply in either case. As was made clear by my hon. Friend the Minister of State in reply to the hon. Member for Sheffield, Heeley (Mr. Hooley), on 27 March—[Vol. 981, c. 677.]—our missions in the Soviet Union and South Africa will afford normal consular assistance to any British people who may be involved in the Olympic Games or the British Lions' tour of South Africa. But such consular assistance does not include helping with the arrangements for the sporting events concerned.