§ Q21. Mr. Latham
asked the Prime Minister whether she will make a statement on the progress of the negotiations with the People's Republic of China over the future of Hong Kong.
§ The Prime Minister
Confidential talks with the Chinese Government are continuing through diplomatic channels in Peking. Both sides agreed that the meeting held on 14 and 15 November was useful and constructive. A further session of the talks will be held on 7–8 December, again in Peking. As stated by my right hon. and learned Friend on 3 November, we are seeking a settlement which will secure stability and prosperity for Hong Kong and in a way acceptable to China and to the people of Hong Kong and to this Parliament.