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Hong Kong

Volume 164: debated on Friday 12 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if any members of Her Majesty's armed forces stationed in Hong Kong were involved in armed confrontation with Vietnamese emigrants on Lantau Island during the Christmas period.

Her Majesty's armed forces had no involvement in the quelling of the disturbances at Chi Ma Wan camp on 29 December; this was carried out by the Hong Kong correctional services department and police.One RAF helicopter was, however, deployed to evacuate six injured Vietnamese boat people for medical treatment.