HC Deb 23 October 1972 vol 843 c171W
Mr. Greville Janner

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will now protest to the Soviet authorities concerning the 20 hour incarceration of Moscow Jewish scientist Vladimir Slepak in a cement box 3 feet by 18 inches with spiked walls, the same being contrary to civilised usage of international convention.

Mr. Godber

We have no independent information on this case, and it would not be appropriate for us to make representations to a foreign Government on behalf of one of its own citizens, however distressing the circumstances.