HC Deb 08 May 1990 vol 172 c24W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has held with the UNHCR, the Law Society and the Bar Association regarding the possibility of lawyers from outside Hong Kong with expertise in refugee law being allowed to practise in Hong Kong.

Mr. Maude

UNHCR employs lawyers from outside Hong Kong as full-time legal counsellors to monitor the screening procedures. In addition, UNHCR provides individual legal representation at the review stage through its operating partner the agency for voluntary services (AVS). The AVS has, with the approval of the Law Society, been allowed to recruit lawyers from outside Hong Kong for this purpose.

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