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Hong Kong

Volume 32: debated on Wednesday 24 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether, following the Prime Minister's visit to Hong Kong, any decisions have been arrived at regarding the ultimate transfer of the colony to the People's Republic of China.

During her recent visit to China, my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister and Chinese leaders agreed that talks on the future of Hong Kong should be entered through diplomatic channels, following the visit, with the common aim of maintaining the stability and prosperity of Hong Kong. Meetings in Peking to follow up the Prime Minister's visit have begun, but their content must remain confidential.