HC Deb 25 January 1978 vol 942 c677W
Sir B. Rhys Williams

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what further consideration he has given to his proposals to move the British Embassy in Moscow to a new site; if it is intended to continue with the plans for expansion; and if the proposals have been approved by the Russian Government.

Mr. Tomlinson

As I said in the Adjournment debate on 20th and 21st July 1976, Her Majesty's Government are faced with a planning decision by the Moscow city authorities to take over our present site, and having to consider the future of our embassy at Moscow as a result. No expansion is intended; nor have firm proposals been put to the Soviet Government.