§ Mr. Spellar
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the current position on discussions regarding terms to be offered to expatriate civil servants currently based in Hong Kong.
§ Mr. Goodlad
We consulted the Association of Members of Her Majesty's Overseas Civil Service in Hong Kong in March on a proposed package of benefits. The association suggested a number of changes to the package. These suggestions will be carefully considered before the package is finalised.