asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they have now reached a conclusion about responsibility for the murder of about 4,500 Polish officers in the Katyn Forest, or the fate of more than 10,000 Polish prisoners of war in Ostashkov and Starobielsk.
§ The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Lord Glenarthur)
Successive British Governments have made clear their shock and repugnance at the Katyn massacre. None of the studies to date has produced conclusive evidence of responsibility, nor of the fate of those interned in Ostashkov and Starobielsk. We await with interest the findings of the joint Soviet-Polish Historical Commission, which, we understand, is currently studying the matter.