HL Deb 10 February 1998 vol 585 c152WA
Lord Avebury

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will ask the OSCE High Commissioner for National Minorities to report on the situation of the Meskhetian Muslims who were deported from Georgia by Stalin in 1944. [HL332]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

The OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities, Mr. van der Stoel, plans to visit Georgia later this year, although a date has not yet been confirmed. I understand that the subject of the Meskhetian Muslims will be on his agenda.