HC Deb 19 October 1982 vol 29 cc90-1W
Mr. Parry

asked the Prime Minister what groups or organisations she met on her recent visit to Hong Kong.

The Prime Minister:

During my visit to Hong Kong I met the following groups and organisations or their representatives:

The Unofficial Members of the Executive and Legislative Councils

The Services—including Hong Kong seamen and their families

The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce

The Chinese Manufacturers Association

The Federation of Hong Kong Industries

Leading Hong Kong Businessmen

The Commonwealth Commissioners

The Urban Council

Urban District Boards

New Territories District Boards

The Heung Yee Kuk

Traditional Community leaders

The Hong Kong Observers

The Zonta Club

The British Council

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

The media

Mr. Parry

asked the Prime Minister if she is satisfied with democratic reform in Hong Kong, particularly as it affects the poorer sections of the community.

The Prime Minister:

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given by my right hon. Friend the Member for Spelthorne (Mr. Atkins) on 2 March 1982. Since then, district boards elections have been held successfully in the New Territories on 4 March 1982 and in the urban areas on 23 September 1982.