§ 31. Mr. Peter Bruinvels
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when and by whom the draft agreement on Hong Kong will be signed.
§ Mr. Luce
The House will have an opportunity to debate the draft agreement at the beginning of December, and will wish to take into account the reports of the assessment office in Hong Kong and the independent monitoring team. If the agreement is acceptable to Parliament, it will be signed in Peking before the end of the year. Arrangements for the signature have not yet been finalised, but will be announced in due course.
§ 45. Mr. Ashdown
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will take steps 252W to introduce legislation similar to that which applies in Britain to rehabilitate those found guilty of minor crimes in Hong Kong.