§ Mrs. Chalker
During 1985, representations were received from 20 hon. Members in the form of letters on the case of Valeri Barinov. Mr. Barinov's case was among those raised by our delegation to the CSCE experts' meeting on human rights in Ottawa last year in bilateral discussions with the Soviet delegation. We continue to take every suitable opportunity to register with the Soviet authorities our concern for better implementation of the humanitarian provisions of the Helsinki final act. My right hon. and noble Friend the Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs most recently did so with Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Ryzhov on 21 January.