§ 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.