Raoul Wallenberg

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 16th July 2008.

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Photo of Sir David Amess Sir David Amess Conservative, Southend West

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

(1) if he will ask the Russian authorities to publish their records relating to Raoul Wallenberg; and if he will make a statement;

(2) if he will make representations to the government of Russia on the case of Raoul Wallenberg; and if he will make a statement;

(3) on what occasions the Prime Minister or his predecessors have raised the case of Mr. Raoul Wallenberg with the government of (a) Russia and (b) the former Soviet Union; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Jim Murphy Jim Murphy Minister of State (Europe)

The Government have no plans to request the Russian authorities to publish any records relating to Swedish citizen Mr. Raoul Wallenberg or to make any representations to the Russian government on this case. The case of Mr. Raoul Wallenberg is a matter for the Swedish government.

We have no records to suggest that discussions between the Government and the Soviet or Russian governments relating to Mr. Raoul Wallenberg took place before or after 1991.

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