§ Mr. Atkinson
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if Her Majesty's Government have any plans to use the bilateral mechanism under the CSCE process to discuss with the Soviet Government the applicability of principle VIII of the Helsinki Final Act "Equal Rights and Self-Determination of People" to the Baltic states; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
We have on several occasions made clear to the Soviet Government that a solution to the present dispute must be reached through dialogue. This should lead to a settlement acceptable to both sides, which will allow the Lithuanian people to decide their own future. We do not at present plan to raise Lithuania under the CSCE mechanism.