HC Deb 25 May 1979 vol 967 c289W
Mr. Alton

asked the Lord Privy Seal what pressures he intends to bring on the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in support of applicants for emigration to Israel and, in particular, in seeking the release of Igor Gudz to join his wife and baby who are already residents in the United Kingdom.

Sir Ian Gilmour

The Government have every sympathy with Jews and others who have been refused permission to leave the Soviet Union. Regular representations have been made to the Soviet authorities in cases where there is a family connection with the United Kingdom. I should be glad to consider this in Mr. Gudz's case, subject to confirmation that his wife and daughter are resident in the United Kingdom.