Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th January 1991.

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Photo of Mr John Major Mr John Major , Huntingdon 12:00 am, 24th January 1991

I am certainly content to do that. The present situation in the Baltics is clearly precarious. I must say that it is not entirely clear who is responsible for the latest actions there. It is not absolutely clear who gave the directions that led to the difficulties in Vilnius and Riga. In any event, we shall need to judge the Soviet Union by deeds and not words, and that is what we will do.