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Hong Kong (Constitutional Reform)

Volume 526: debated on Wednesday 14 April 1954

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will ask the Government of Hong Kong to call for an inquiry on the election of members to the Legislative Council based on a franchise limited to citizens who can prove that they were born in the Colony of Hong Kong.

No, Sir. I would draw the hon. Member's attention to the statement which my right hon. Friend made in reply to a Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Billericay (Mr. Braine) on 20th October, 1952, to which I have nothing to add.