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Hong Kong (Immigration)

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 3 May 1949

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what steps are contemplated for controlling the settlement of non-British citizens in the Colony of Hong Kong, in view of the pressure of populations caused by the unsettled conditions in the Far East.

The entry of aliens into Hong Kong is governed by the provisions of the Hong Kong Immigration Control Ordinance, 1949. It would not be in the public interest to disclose the preparations made for the enforcement of these provisions should conditions in China result in abnormally large numbers attempting to enter the Colony.