HC Deb 17 December 1975 vol 902 cc649-50W
22. Mr. Sproat

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the progress of the implementation of the Helsinki agreement on security and co-operation in Europe.

Mr. Hattersley

At last week's meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers particular attention was given to the need for wholehearted implementation of the provisions of the Final Act by all Governments. Since the summer Her Majesty's Government have been trying in a number of specific ways to encourage other Governments to join in making the decisions of the conference a practical reality for ordinary people. Progress is slow. But the House will be glad to know that we are on the point of an exchange of Notes with the Soviet authorities about multiple entry and exit visas for journalists. I hope that will quickly lead to other improvements.

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