§ Mr. Atkinson
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has received on behalf of the Baltic states regarding requests by the Soviet Government for economic aid; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
We have received representations from members of the public and Baltic emigré associations about economic assistance to the Soviet Union. In our approach to assistance for Soviet economic reform we will be sensitive to wider political developments, including the Soviet authorities' approach to the Baltic republics.