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Russian Passport Processing

Volume 593: debated on Monday 12 October 1998

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether they will consider taking steps to withdraw work permits or visas issued to Russian consular staff who wilfully delay the re-issuing of Russian citizens' passports in London, or make compulsory charges to applicants for renewal of passports for typing the applications submitted. [HL3310]

This is not a matter for Her Majesty's Government. The operation of the Russian Embassy Consular Division and the requirements of Russian nationality law are matters solely for the Government of the Russian Federation.