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Helsinki Final Act

Volume 86: debated on Thursday 14 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will publish a list of alleged Soviet violations of the Helsinki final act.

We have widespread evidence of the Soviet Union's failure to live up to its commitments under the Helsinki final act, particularly in the field of human rights and fundamental freedoms. A comprehensive list could not be produced except at undue expense, but various examples were set out in the reply given by my hon. Friend, the Member for Shoreham (Mr. Luce) to my hon. Friend the Member for Southampton, Itchen (Mr. Chope) on 25 July at columns 683–85.