§ 49. Dr. Blackburn
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will seek to raise the subject of postal communications between the United Kingdom and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics with the Soviet Foreign Minister.
§ Mr. Rifkind
We have already made clear to the Soviet authorities our concern over several aspects of this subject which we find unsatisfactory. Most recently, the question of Soviet interference with mail from the United Kingdom to individuals in the Soviet Union was raised by our delegation to the universal postal union congress in Hamburg in July 1984. At that meeting the presidency also read out a statement by the Ten calling for an improvement in the Soviet record and clarification of its list of prohibited articles.