HC Deb 19 April 2000 vol 348 c501W
Mr. Tony Lloyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent exchanges he has had with the Russian Foreign Minister on human rights. [119504]

Mr. Vaz

During my right hon. Friend's visit to Moscow in February human rights were high on the agenda for talks with Acting President Putin and Foreign Minister Ivanov, with the focus very much on Chechnya. The Prime Minister also discussed Chechnya at length with Acting President Putin in St. Petersburg on 11 March and most recently on 17 April.