HC Deb 30 March 1988 vol 130 c510W
17. Mr. David Shaw

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement about the implications for Soviet foreign policy of internal protest within the Soviet Union.

Mr. Mellor

Unfortunately the improving Soviet human rights performance has not yet been reflected at the CSCE conference in Vienna. Nationalist tensions clearly have implications for Mr. Gorbachev's policy of openness.

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