§ 3. Mr. Winnick
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what further representations have been made to the Russian authorities about the severe restrictions on Gerald Brooke.
§ Mr. George Brown
I raised the question of Mr. Brooke's continued imprisonment when I talked to Mr. Gromyko in New York on 8th October. I have not yet received a reply.
§ Mr. Winnick
Is my right hon. Friend aware that many people in this country consider that, whether Brooke was guilty or not, the manner in which the Russians are placing restrictions on him is most unpleasant? When he visits Moscow, will he raise this matter again with the Russian authorities?
§ Sir R. Cary
Can a more comprehensive statement be made on this tragic case even before the right hon. Gentleman goes to Moscow on 27th November? There is a thread of calculated cruelty running through the detention of Gerald Brooke about which the House ought not to remain unconcerned.