HC Deb 23 September 1971 vol 823 cc17-8W
Mr. Greville Janner

asked the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications whether he will seek to raise at the Universal Postal Union breaches by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics of the International Postal Convention by interfering with affidavits, invitations and other documents addressed by Israeli citizens to relatives in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and necessary to such relatives for the purpose of obtaining visas to leave the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

Mr. Chataway

I have no evidence of a breach of the Universal Postal Convention. Under it the U.S.S.R. can prohibit the importation and circulation by post of such articles as they choose. Her Majesty's Government would of course deplore unwarranted interference with the delivery of mail wherever it occurred.