HC Deb 02 November 1983 vol 47 c384W
Mr. David Atkinson

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list all those sovereign states whose incorporation into other states have been recognised by Her Majesty's Government as de facto but not de jure.

Mr. Raison

The Government have recognised that the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have been incorporated de facto into the Soviet Union, but they have not recognised this de jure. No other examples of the situation to which my hon. Friend refers have occurred at least since the second world war.

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