§ Mr. Nick Raynsford (Fulham)
I beg to ask leave to present a petition on behalf of All Saints church, Fulham, signed by 89 petitioners who are concerned with the position of Irina Ratushinskaya and calling on the Government to assist in representations to secure her release.
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§ Mr. John Wilkinson (Ruislip-Northwood)
I beg to ask leave to present a petition on behalf of 68 members and worshippers of Deane Avenue Evangelical church, South Ruislip, Middlesex, about the poetess Irina Ratushinskaya, who is currently confined in a Soviet labour camp.
The petitioners pray thatyour honourable House encourages the Foreign Secretary and his colleagues in their representations to the Soviet Government with the purpose of obtaining both the release of Mrs. Ratushinskaya from the labour camp and her urgently needed medical assessment and treatment.I wholeheartedly associate myself with the petition.
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