HC Deb 17 December 1945 vol 417 cc1051-2W
Sir B. Neven-Spence

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, how many citizens of the Baltic States and Ukrainians have been handed over from the British zone in Germany to the U.S.S.R. authorities.


Ukrainians who were Soviet citizens on the 1st September, 1939 are, in accordance with the Yalta agreement, repatriated on the same basis as all other Soviet citizens, and no separate statistics have been kept concerning them. Ukrainians who were not Soviet citizens on the 1st September, 1939 and nationals of the Baltic States are not subject to compulsory repatriation, but may return to their homes within the present frontiers of the U.S.S.R. if they so wish. It will be a matter of some difficulty to ascertain the number of such people who have voluntarily decided to go home. The Control Office for Germany and Austria are obtaining as accurately as possible the figures asked for and the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster will communicate them to the hon. and gallant Gentleman in due course.