HL Deb 19 October 1981 vol 424 c686WA
Lord Chitnis

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they are aware that there are 12 times more American than Russian diplomats based in Nicaragua; and what significance they read into that figure.

The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Lord Carrington)

According to a list published by the Nicaraguan Foreign Ministry in July, 1981, there are 21 United States and 15 Soviet diplomatic staff in Managua.