HC Deb 08 November 1966 vol 735 cc244-5W
49. Mr. Chichester-Clark

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will make a statement on the present dissatisfaction of European civil servants regarding their condition of service whilst serving in Hong Kong.

Mr. Frederick Lee

During my recent visit to Hong Kong I had a frank discussion with representatives of the Association of European Civil Servants. I was informed that there was dissatisfaction among their members as to the degree of recognition given in the recent salaries' review to the need to ensure that conditions of service are adequate to attract and retain the services of expatriate staff. The Hong Kong Government are fully aware of these views and are giving them appropriate consideration.