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Hong Kong

Volume 886: debated on Wednesday 19 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many police officers of the Hong Kong Government have made formal complaints and other representations to the Independent Commission against Corruption since it began its investigations in February 1974; and if he will list these by rank and race, respectively.

Forty-five police officers have made formal complaints and other representations on corruption to the commission. The breakdown is:

Overseas Officers
Gazetted officers (Superintendent and above)4
Inspectors6
Local Officers
Gazetted officers
Inspectors2
Sergeants4
PCs29

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many Hong Kong police officers have been employed in the Independent Commission against Corruption; what proportion this is of the total investigating complement; and how many of these have served in the former Anti-Corruption Office of the Hong Kong Police Force.

Fifty-one officers of the commission were formerly employed by the Royal Hong Kong Police Force. This is almost 17 per cent. of the total investigating complement of 301. Sixteen of the 51 had served at one time or another in the former Anti-Corruption Office.

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many acres of land have been cleared as part of the Hong Kong Government's resettlement programme; of these, how many have been sold by the Hong Kong Government; and what is the total value of these transactions over the past five-year period.

4,218 acres were cleared between April 1954 and March 1974 for the following purposes:

Acres
1. Public housing estates1,528
2. Other public works and buildings1,336
3. Grants for social purposes, public open spaces and land sales1,354
(a breakdown of this figure is not readily available)
852 acres of the land at item 3 were cleared in the past five years. In the same period 121 acres were sold for private development for about HK$1,500 million; but this included land not obtained through clearance.