HC Deb 15 December 1977 vol 941 c362W
54. Mrs. Castle

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many cases of persons seeking to come to the United Kingdom as fiances, fiancees or dependants of males resident in the United Kingdom were referred in 1976 by the Office of the British Deputy High Commissioner in Bombay to the Home Office for further inquiries; and what is the equivalent figure in 1977 up to the present time.

Mr. Luard

The number of persons in the categories referred to were as follows:

Mr. Luard

The Association was established in 1959 to foster contacts between the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union and to promote in the Soviet Union a better knowledge and understanding of the United Kingdom and its people. The grant in aid of up to £47,000 in 1977–78 is given to the Association to assist it to carry out these purposes and to enable it to carry out a programme of activities in pursuance of the provisions of the Final Act of the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe.

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