HL Deb 12 October 1998 vol 593 c89WA
The Earl of Haddington

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will consider taking steps to withdraw work permits or visas issued to Russian consular staff who wilfully delay the re-issuing of Russian citizens' passports in London, or make compulsory charges to applicants for renewal of passports for typing the applications submitted. [HL3310]

The Minister of State, Home Office (Lord Williams of Mostyn)

This is not a matter for Her Majesty's Government. The operation of the Russian Embassy Consular Division and the requirements of Russian nationality law are matters solely for the Government of the Russian Federation.