HC Deb 22 November 1966 vol 736 cc262-3W
Mr. Ron Lewis

asked the Secretary of of State for Foreign Affairs if, in his discussions with the official Russian visitors to this country in February, he will inquire whether travel between Russia and this country can be facilitated.

Mrs. White

Article XII of the Anglo-Soviet Agreement on Relations in the Scientific, Technological, Educational and Cultural fields for 1965–67 provides that both Parties shall make every effort to promote the development of tourism between the two countries, by encouraging as many tourists as possible to visit their respective countries and by giving them all facilities to travel and to make contacts freely in order to acquaint themselves with the life, work and culture of the respective peoples. We shall be reviewing the operation of the Agreement early next year and will consider what can be done to further this objective.