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Hong Kong (Minister's Visit)

Volume 441: debated on Tuesday 29 July 1947

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asked the secretary of state for the Colonies whether he is aware of the disappointment caused in Hong Kong by the fact that neither he nor the Under-Secretary of State has found time to visit the Colony since its liberation from the Japanese; and whether he will take steps to remove this disappointment at the earliest possible moment

I am well aware that such a visit would be appreciated and would be of considerable advantage to all concerned. I shall certainly bear the matter closely in mind, but I regret that I cannot yet say when it will be practicable for the Parliamentary Under-Secretary or myself to visit Hong Kong