HC Deb 12 July 1999 vol 335 c58W
Mr. Maples

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the independence of the judiciary in Hong Kong. [90135]

Mr. Hoon

We have the highest regard for the integrity of Hong Kong's legal institutions, particularly the Court of Final Appeal. The principles of independent judicial power and final adjudication, which are enshrined in the Joint Declaration, are integral to Hong Kong's high degree of autonomy.

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