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Hong Kong

Volume 79: debated on Tuesday 21 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether a date for the ratification of the Hong Kong agreement has yet been set, and what progress has been made towards the establishment of the joint liaison group.

It was announced simultaneously in London and Peking today that, in accordance with the provisions of the Sino-British Joint Declaration on the Question of Hong Kong, the British and Chinese Governments have decided that instruments of ratification of the joint declaration will be exchanged in Peking on 27 May 1985. At the same time it was announced in London that the British members of the joint liaison group to be established upon the entry into force of the joint declaration will be:

Senior Representative:

  • Dr. D. C. Wilson CMG


  • Mr. E. P. Ho, CBE
  • Mr. J. D. I. Boyd, CMG
  • Mr. A. C. Galsworthy, CMG
  • Mr. P. A. B. Thomson