HC Deb 27 January 2004 vol 417 c295W
Harry Cohen

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what records(a) his Department has and (b) have been released on the extent to which the Department was aware of the scale of loss of life as a result of Soviet policy in the Ukraine in 1932–33; whether all relevant documentation has been released; and if he will make a statement. [150926]

Mr. MacShane

Records relating to Soviet policy in the Ukraine in 1932–33 are contained in the archives of the Foreign Office's then Northern Department. There are approximately 65 files, all of which have long been in the public domain at The National Archives. No papers have been withheld from these files. Indeed, some documents pertaining to the famine were published in the FCO's official series "Documents on British Foreign Policy 1919–39" in 1958 (Series II, Volume VII).