HL Deb 17 April 1978 vol 390 c970WA

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What representations they have made to the Soviet Government during the past year concerning the rights of individuals to emigrate and of families to be reunited in a country of their choice; and in particular whether they have taken up the case of Mr. Anatoly Shcharansky.


The Government have on a number of occasions taken steps to ensure that the Soviet Government are fully aware of the concern in Britain about these human rights, and about cases such as that of Mr Shcharansky. But to publish details of private representations could diminish their effectiveness.