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.