To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether during recent discussions with Mr. Gorbachev the plight of Soviet Jewry was raised.
Yes. My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister welcomed the recent increase in Jewish emigration, but pressed Mr. Gorbachev for further progress in this and other areas of human rights concern. My right hon. and learned Friend also raised these issues with the Soviet Foreign Minister, Mr. Shevardnadze, and handed over lists of cases about which recent representations have been made to the Government.