§ Mr. Atkinson
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list those bilateral and collective agreements made by Her Majesty's Government in respect of the Baltic states before 1941; which are currently operative; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
A large number of bilateral treaties and agreements were signed by Her Majesty's Government and the Baltic governments before 1941. These included agreements with all three Baltic states on the extradition of fugitive criminals, on legal procedures and on commerce. Because we recognise de facto, although not de jure, the incorporation of the Baltic states into the Soviet Union, none of these pre-1941 agreements is currently operative.