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Hong Kong

Volume 80: debated on Tuesday 11 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he is now able to make a statement on the arrangements to be made to enable expatriate members of the Overseas Civil Service in Hong Kong to retire from the service now with compensation for loss of career prospects and accrued pension following the conclusion of the agreement with the Republic of China as to the future of Hong Kong and of its public service.

We accept that we should aim to achieve suitable compensation arrangements for members of Her Majesty's Overseas Civil Service and for other pensionable overseas civil servants who are affected by the Sino-British Agreement on the future of Hong Kong. We will consider this matter in more detail in due course in consultation with the Hong Kong Government.