HC Deb 18 April 1990 vol 170 cc840-1W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what procedures are followed when a pregnant woman in the detention camps in Hong Kong goes into labour.

Mr. Maude

All the centres have well-equipped clinics but they do not have facilities for child delivery. When a woman goes into labour an ambulance is called by the clinic staff and she is immediately transferred to a maternity home or hospital. The ambulance response times are very short.

Mr. Shore

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many posts the Chinese Government have said they would not allow Hong Kong residents with British passports to occupy.

Mr. Maude

The Basic Law provides that certain principal posts in the Hong Kong special administrative region should be restricted to Chinese nationals who are permanent residents of the special administrative region and who do not hold right of abode in any foreign country. Based upon the current establishment of the Civil Service, this would affect some 20 to 30 posts. In addition, the Basic Law places the same restrictions on members of the Executive Council and the President of the Legislative Council: it also limits the number of seats in the legislature which may be occupied by persons who are not Chinese nationals or who have the right of abode in foreign countries to 20 per cent.

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