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Barbados : 14 January 1980.

Vietnam : 9 June 1981.

Luxembourg : 7 October 1981.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines : 9 November 1981.

Papua New Guinea : 27 January 1982.

Cyprus : 29 March 1982.

Gabon : 21 January 1983.

China : 18 April 1983.

Mozambique : 18 April 1983.

Senegal : 4 August 1983.

United Republic of Tanzania : 5 April 1984.

Maldives : 24 April 1984.

Togo : 24 May 1984.

Democratic Yemen : 9 February 1987.

Antigua and Barbuda : 25 October 1988.

United States of America : 25 November 1988.

Democratic People's Republic of Korea : 31 January 1989. Yemen : 6 April 1989.

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya : 16 May 1989.

Soviet Jews

Mr. Amess : To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will publish in the Official Report a list of those Soviet Jews known by his Department who emigrated from the Soviet Union during 1989, together with the date they first applied.

Mr. Waldegrave : The following is a list of refuseniks whose cases we have raised with the Soviet government since August 1988 and who have received permission to emigrate. This amounts to 70 per cent. of the total number of cases that we have raised. The dates in brackets show when those concerned first applied for exit visas.

Boris Aibinder (1975)

Lydia Berkovich (1980)

Mark Bernfeld (1977)

Alexander Blinov (1975)

Irina Chasin (1979)

Boris Chernobilsky (1976)

Yuri Chernyak (1978)

Miron Finerman (1977)

Leonid Gershun (1988)

Grigory Gimpleson (1978)

Valery Golub (1980)

Leonid Gonorovskiy (1979

Inna Gorenstein (1978)

Mikhail Gurfink (1976)

David Gusak (1982)

Yakov Ioselevich (1979)

Mikhail Kalendarev (1979)

Mikhail Kazanevich (1980)

Mikhail Kaplansky (1987)

Elena Keiss-Kuna (1974)

Yulian Khasin (1979)

Kilberg family (1983)

Vladimir Kislik (1974)

Genzl Klebanov (1979)

Vladimir Knokh (1975)

Vladimir Koifman (1979)

Valerie Kokuyeva (1988)

Yuli Kosharovsky (1971)

Don Kozlenko (1981)

Mikhail Kremen (1974)

Pavel Krivonos (1974)

Iosif Latinsky (1980)

Evgeny Lein (1978)

Oleg Leshinsky (1979)

Boris Lifshitz (1979)

Ludmilla Lubenskaya (1979)

Alexander Lukatsky (1979)

Emmanuel and Judith Lurie (1980)

Feliks Lyuboshits (1980)

Norbet Magazanik (1977)

Oscar Mendeleyev (1970)

Vladimir Meshkov (1981)

Eduard Nadgorni (1979)

Boris Orlov (1977)


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Zinovy Ostrovsky (1979)

Iosif Pilmenstein (1979)

Elias Pinsker (1986)

Georgy Pozdnyakov (1977)

Malka Prilutskaya (1988)

Alexander Pyatetsky (1974)

Naum Rabinovich (1981)

Gennady Reznikov (1979)

Ilya Resnikov (1979)

Grigory Rosenstein (1982)

George, Vera and Victor Samoilovich (1972)

Max Severinovsky (1978)

Lev Sheibas (1979)

Dmitri Shchiglik (1973)

Ilya Shostakovsky (1974)

Mikhail Shoychet (1976)

Arnold Shpeizman (1977)

Alexander Sinichkin (1988)

Anna Sofman (1983)

Roman Sorkin (1988)

Sonya Spitkovsky (1978)

Abe Stolar (1975)

Lev Stambler (1979)

Igor Uspensky (1979)

Elya Varshavskaya (1980)

Alexander Yampolsky (1974)

Mikhail Yusim (1979)

Raold Zelichenok (1978)

Boris Zolotarevsky (1988)

Raoul Wallenberg

Mr. Amess : To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assistance his Department gave to the family of Raoul Wallenberg during their recent visit to the Soviet Union ; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Waldegrave : The visit was organised by members of Raoul Wallenberg's family with the co-operation of the Soviet authorities. We were not involved. We welcome the visit as a further step towards establishing the truth about what happened to Raoul Wallenberg.

Palestine Liberation Organisation

Mr. Amess : To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is his Department's policy on the application of the Palestine Liberation Organisation to join the World Health Organisation and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Sainsbury : The 12 member states of the European Community made their position clear in a formal note to the director general of the World Health Organisation on 28 April 1989. No member of the European Community has recognised the "state of Palestine" declared by the Palestine National Council in November 1988. Accordingly we do not accept that the PLO satisfied the criteria for membership of WHO. We have also strongly advised the PLO not to pursue their application.

Mr. Amess : To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is the policy of Her Majesty's Government towards official contacts with the Palestine Liberation Organisation.

Mr. Waldegrave : We believe that the steps that it has taken in the past year have qualified the PLO to participate in the peace process. We maintain regular contact with members of the PLO.


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