HC Deb 19 February 1990 vol 167 cc565-6W
Mr. Redmond

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what has been the result of discussions held between his Department and representatives of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, over the number of officials allowed residence in each country.

Mr. Waldegrave

We have agreed to work towards a state of relations where limitations on numbers will no longer be necessary. For the moment each side will keep its own numbers within agreed overall limits. A review of progress will be held in due course. We do not foresee difficulties for either side in ensuring adequate representation, both official, and as regards journalists or business men.