HC Deb 28 February 1977 vol 927 c33W
Sir B. Rhys Williams

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) if he will now make a statement about his discussions in regard to the proposed expansion of the Russian Embassy premises and the accommodation for Russian officials and their households in Kensington;

(2) if he is satisfied with the arrangements now proposed to provide premises and facilities for British officials and business men in Moscow; and in what way any new facilities now agreed to be provided will improve upon the present situation.

Mr. Luard

I have nothing further to add at present to what my hon. Friend said in the Adjournment debate on 20th/21st July 1976. Since that date no further discussions of substance have taken place between Her Majesty's Government and the Soviet authorities on the Soviet wish to concentrate accommodation in the Kensington Palace Gardens area. Proposals for new British Embassy premises in Moscow are being pursued in the context of the mutual provision of accommodation in London and Moscow.