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Hong Kong (Healthy Village)

Volume 531: debated on Wednesday 28 July 1954

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies (1) what rents will be charged by the Hong Kong Housing Society for the flats they are proposing to build on the site of the Healthy Village; what are the qualifications necessary for renting these flats; and what compensation will be paid to the present inhabitants of the Healthy Village who have to demolish their houses;

(2) how many of the occupants of the Healthy Village who will not be rehoused by the Hong Kong Housing Society will be allowed to remain on that part of the site which is not needed by the Society.

I am consulting the Acting Governor, and will write to the hon. Member when I have his reply.

In the meantime, would not the Minister do something to try to get another site secured for the Hong Kong Housing Society? Would he not agree that it is a bad thing to interfere with this excellent little community?

I can only refer the hon. Gentleman to the reply given on a previous occasion which, I think, made the position perfectly clear.