HC Deb 25 July 1991 vol 195 c1279 9.35 am
Mrs. Margaret Ewing (Moray)

I have been afforded the honour by the Lithuanian Association in Great Britain to present a petition on its behalf and on behalf of the people of the oppressed Baltic states asking that the House take account of their plight. The petition reads: The humble petition of people residing in the United Kingdom, sheweth Mikhail Gorbachev is coming to the G7 conference at his own insistence and will beg for economic aid. The G7 countries should not give unconditional assistance to this man who presides over a government which continues to deny the basic right of self-determination to millions of oppressed people. Wherefore your petitioners pray that your honourable House takes steps to urge the British Government that no aid, other than humanitarian, should be given to the Soviet Union until those countries forcibly incorporated into the Soviet Empire are allowed unconditionally to decide their own destiny.

To lie upon the Table.