HC Deb 12 February 1951 vol 484 c29
52. Sir H. Williams

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what diplomatic representation this country has in the Ukraine and Byelo-Russia.

Mr. Ernest Davies

None, Sir.

Sir H. Williams

Why is it that although we do not recognise these countries diplomatically they have a separate representation at the United Nations?

Mr. Davies

We did, in 1947. request for an exchange of diplomatic representation with the Ukraine but no reply was received. As to their representation at the United Nations, that was provided in the agreement reached as Yalta by the right hon. Gentleman the Leader of the Opposition.