HC Deb 23 June 1982 vol 26 c97W
Mr. George Robertson

asked the Prime Minister if she will make representations to the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics about their refusal of an exit visa to Lida Vashchenko of Chevnogovsk, Siberia to whom, on 3 February, she offered asylum in the United Kingdom.

The Prime Minister

We remain willing to receive the two families known as the "Siberian Seven", including Lidia Vashchenko, if they wish to travel to Britain. However, we continue to believe that this matter is primarily one for the United States and the Soviet Union.