§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is his estimate of the number of people who will become stateless during the transfer of sovereignty of Hong Kong.
§ Mr. Ashdown
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if Her Majesty's Government or the Hong Kong Government propose to introduce direct elections to the Legislative or Executive Council at any time before sovereignty for the whole territory is transferred in 1997.
§ Mr. Eggar
It was announced by the Hong Kong Government in their white paper on the further Development of representative government in Hong Kong in 1984 that there would be a review in 1987 of the future development of representative government in Hong Kong, and that this would include the question of the introduction of direct elections. I cannot anticipate the outcome of that review.