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Hong Kong (Defence)

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 3 May 1949

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asked the Prime Minister if he will make a statement regarding the steps which are being taken to safeguard Hong Kong against external aggression and possible fifth column sabotage.

I have been asked to reply. I would ask the hon. Member to await the statement which will be made in the Debate on the China situation next Thursday.

Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether that statement will include what steps the Government propose to take in order to safeguard Hong Kong against the danger which is imminently threatening it?

I have no doubt that in the preparation of the statement, account will be taken of the question put by the hon. Member.