HC Deb 14 February 1964 vol 689 cc124-5W
Mr. Thornton

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how frequently the Hong Kong Government's Advisory Committee on Corruption met during 1961, 1962, and 1963, respectively.

Mr. Sandys

Sixteen times in 1961; 6 in 1962; and 4 in 1963.

Mr. Thornton

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many Hong Kong Government officials have been convicted and dismissed on charges of corruption in 1961, 1962, and 1963, respectively, and if he will give their status and salaries.

Mr. Sandys

Seven, nine and sixteen, respectively. The grades and salary scales of the 32 employees concerned were as follows:

Grade Salary Range (HK $ per month) Number
Unskilled and semiskilled staff 166–305 15
Junior technical staff 370–780 3
Junior disciplined staff 240–910 14

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Radio-astronomy To consider and advise on the nature and extent of the participation of Her Majesty's Government in research in radio-astronomy; in particular to consider the programme, facilities, funds and organisation required to support the United Kingdom interest in research in radio-astronomy both nationally and internationally. 9.1.62 Within the next two months.
Scottish Salmon and Trout Fisheries. To consider the law relating to salmon and trout fisheries in Scotland, including the Tweed. 26.3.62 May, 1965.
Maladjusted Children (a) To consider what guidance should be offered to education authorities in ascertaining children who, because of maladjustment, either by itself or in association with mental handicap, are in need of such educational treatment; 3.10.62 July, 1964.
(b) to estimate the percentage of children of school age likely to be ascertained as needing special educational treatment because of such maladjustment.
Recruitment for the Veterinary Profession. To consider and report on the supply of veterinary graduates from the veterinary schools in Great Britain in relation to the demands for veterinary services at home and abroad. To consider the need for the development of postgraduate studies particularly in view of the shortage of veterinary surgeons for posts in research and to make recommendations. 30.10.62 March, 1964.
Development of Day Release. To report on what steps should be taken to bring about the maximum practicable increase in the grant of release from employment to enable young people under the age of 18 to attend technical and other courses of further education. 20.11.62 Shortly.
Placing and Management of Contracts for Building and Civil Engineering work. To examine the practices adopted for the placing and management of contracts for building and civil engineering work and to make recommendations with a view to increasing efficiency and economy. 21.11.62 March, 1964.