§ Mr. John Marshall
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations have been made to the Soviet authorities about Boris and Galina Lifshitz who first applied for an exit visa in 1979.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
We can see no justification for the Soviet authorities' continued refusal to allow Boris and Galina Lifshitz to emigrate. Her Majesty's embassy in Moscow raised the case with the Russians in December and we will be raising it again at the UK-USSR bilateral human rights talks on 26 January.