HC Deb 22 May 1986 vol 98 c304W
Mr. David Atkinson

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations have been made to the Soviet Government concerning the imprisoned Irina Ratushinskaya; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Eggar

My hon. Friend the Minister of State, the Member for Mid-Sussex (Mr. Renton), made clear to the Soviet ambassador, when he called on him on 7 May, our strong concern over the deplorable treatment of Mrs. Ratushinskaya and her deteriorating state of health.