HC Deb 21 December 1982 vol 34 cc452-3W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will publish in the Official Report as much detailed information as may be available for the longest and most convenient stated period of time of the occasions on which his Department invited or recommended for invitation to receptions or other Government and State functions, the former Russian naval attaché, Captain Anatoli Zotov; and what receptions where public funds were expended he attended up to and including the day before his expulsion from the United Kingdom.

Mr. Rifkind

The answer to the first question is none. I understand that Captain Zotov was one of the members of the Soviet Embassy nominated by the Soviet Chargé d'Affaires to attend the evening reception for the diplomatic corps held on 30 November 1982 at Buckingham Palace.