§ 32. Sir W. Teeling
asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Affairs how far known supporters of Nationalist China have supported the Hong Kong Government in efforts to stop the spread of Communism and hooliganism in Hong Kong; how far money has been withdrawn from Hong Kong to Taiwan; and how many Chinese have gone from Hong Kong to Taiwan during February, March, April and May, respectively.
§ Mrs. Hart
The Government of Hong Kong did not inquire into the political affiliations of those expressing support for its actions during the recent disturbances. No figures for the movement of money to or from Hong Kong as a result of the disturbances are available. The approximate figures for travellers of Chinese race from Hong Kong to Taiwan during February, March, April and May respectively were 1,440, 2,770, 2,376 and 1,684.
§ 44. Mr. Rankin
asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the recent Urban Council Elections in Hong Kong for that section of this council elected by popular vote; what difficulties were experienced in conducting this election; and if he will consult with the Governor with a view to extending the franchise in those local matters to cover a wider section of the population.