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Chinese Refugees

Volume 645: debated on Tuesday 25 July 1961

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what are the figures for refugees reaching Hong Kong from China over the last three months; and what steps have been taken to assist any who were undernourished.

It is neither possible to distinguish refugees from other people in Hong Kong nor to give a reliable estimate of new arrivals. Facilities for assistance to the destitute, including provision of food and clothing, are made available both by Government and by voluntary organisations.