HC Deb 13 July 1989 vol 156 c594W
Q108. Sir Anthony Grant

To ask the Prime Minister if she has received recent representations regarding human rights in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

Mr. Wakeham

I have been asked to reply.

We receive many representations which reflect the deep concern in this country about human rights in the Soviet Union. We are continuing to press the Soviet authorities over a range of individual cases, and over the wider need for institutionalised reform. These efforts do bear fruit. In the past year, 68 refusenik cases which we have raised have been resolved satisfactorily.