HC Deb 23 January 1991 vol 184 c225W
Mr. Paice

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what role his Department is playing in the European Communities' aid provision for the Soviet Union.

Mr. Sainsbury

My Department has been closely involved in the discussion about the Community's package of aid to the Soviet Union.

As the House will be aware from the answer given by my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary on 15 January, the Community's package of aid will not be implemented unless the Soviet authorities reverse their recent actions in the Baltic states.