HC Deb 22 March 1978 vol 946 c599W
Mr. Brotherton

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what were the maximum staff numbers employed at the Soviet Embassy in Kensington in each year since 1970.

Mr. Tomlinson

In 1970 and 1971, the maximum numbers of embassy staff notified to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office were 131 and 148 respectively. In September 1971, a ceiling of 93 embassy staff was imposed, and this figure has not been altered since.