HC Deb 24 March 1986 vol 94 cc340-1W
Mr. David Atkinson

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs in what way Her Majesty's Government gave separate recognition to certain member states of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

Mr. Renton

We do not recognise as a separate state any part of the USSR. Our acceptance in the negotiations leading up to the establishment of the United Nations that the Ukrainian SSR and the Byelorussian SSR, as well as the USSR, should be treated as full UN members with appropriate voting and other rights, does not affect that position.