HC Deb 17 June 1982 vol 25 c324W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Prime Minister whether she will take whatever action may prove necessary to extend to President Brezhnev an invitation to address the British public on British television on any subject of his choice, provided similar facilities are granted to herself on a reciprocal basis by the Soviet Government.

The Prime Minister

I welcome President Reagan's initiative in his speech on 8 June and shall be interested to see the Soviet response. I am sure the West has nothing to lose and everything to gain from such exchanges. I have no plans myself to make such a proposal at present.