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Olympic Games

Volume 986: debated on Monday 16 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment, in the light of the stated intention of certain local authorities to provide financial support for athletes who wish to attend the Moscow Olympic Games, if he will issue a circular to local authorities setting out the reasons for Her Majesty's Government's policy that the United Kingdom should not participate at the Games.

The Government's policy towards the Moscow Games has been so well publicised that it must be well known to all concerned. I do not therefore believe that a circular would serve any useful purpose.