§ Mr. Dalyell
asked the Lord Privy Seal whether or not he has refused permission to any Russian journalists to visit Northern Ireland in the last two months.427W
§ Mr. Blaker
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office informed a Soviet journalist on 14 March that it was not convenient at that time to provide interview facilities requested for a visit to Northern Ireland. We operate a travel notification scheme for Soviet journalists because of the severe restrictions imposed on the movements of British journalists in the Soviet Union.