§ Mr. Stanbrook
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he has any proposals for ensuring stability in the value of the pensions earned by members of the Overseas Civil Service in Hong Kong when converted to sterling.
§ Mr. Luce
As I told my hon. Friend on 3 December, at column 26–27, we acknowledge that the resumption of sovereignty over Hong Kong by the People's Republic of China raises similar issues in respect of members of Her Majesty's Overseas Civil Service in Hong Kong as independence has in other dependent territories. Active consideration is being given to these issues.