HC Deb 10 July 1962 vol 662 cc1122-3
12. Mr. A. Royle

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies, in view of the fact that Hong Kong has no domestic market for its textiles, and to enable the Hong Kong Government to continue its policy of immigrant integration into the population which it has operated without help for 12 years, if he will press the Colony's claim to special treatment in the current negotiations with European Economic Community countries.

Mr. H. Fraser

Her Majesty's Government are doing all they can to arrive at an agreement with the E.E.C. countries which will protect the vital interests of all Commonwealth countries, and Territories. Hong Kong is, of course, very much in mind.

Mr. Royle

Does my hon. Friend realise that there is great concern in Hong Kong regarding these negotiations, and will he continue to keep closely in touch with the Government of Hong Kong during the coming weeks?

Mr. Fraser

Yes, Sir.