HC Deb 31 October 1957 vol 575 c75W
71. Mr. S. O. Davies

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what alternative acommodation is being provided for the 200,000 inhabitants in the ten villages north of Kai Tak airfield whose homes are being demolished by the Hong Kong authorities; what compensation is being paid to the owners of the properties affected; and why the presence of large groups of armed Hong Kong policemen is necessary while the homes of these people are being destroyed.

Mr. Profumo

The number of people affected is 10,900, and the area little more than 30 acres. The site is needed to build accommodation for 63,000 people at a cost to the Hong Kong Government of $H.K. 26 million. I have already dealt with accommodation and compensation in replying to the hon. Member for Govan. The police have taken no action in moving people out and there have been no incidents; their sole duly has been to prevent persons not concerned from entering the area.