HC Deb 06 February 1980 vol 978 c230W
39. Mr. Renton

asked the Lord Privy Seal whether he will now propose concerted action to be taken by the European Community in regard to recent actions by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics including the banishment to Gorki of Alexander Sakharov as a denial of human rights.

Sir Ian Gilmour

As I told the House on 28 January, the Italian presidency raised the banishment of Dr. Sakharov with the Soviet authorities on 25 January.—[Vol. 977, c. 1084.] The Nine will continue their consultations with a view to concerting their attitudes to the implementation of the Helsinki Final Act, including respect for human rights, in the forthcoming review at Madrid.