HC Deb 02 March 1988 vol 128 cc596-7W
Mr. Atkinson

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what instructions have been given to the United Kingdom representative to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on its response to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe's resolution 872 (1987) on the situation of the Baltic peoples; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Mellor

We were pleased to note that the resolution generally accorded with our policy. We have not recognised de jure the incorporation of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania into the Soviet Union, because of the way in which it was carried out.