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Hong Kong

Volume 181: debated on Wednesday 21 November 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what direction he has issued to the Governor of Hong Kong under section 1(3) of the British Nationality (Hong Kong) Act 1990, specifying the time scale and number of persons to be recommended for registration under section 1(1) of that Act during the first stage of the selection process.

I have directed the Governor to make the following recommendations during the period beginning 1 December 1990 and ending 1 January 1994:

  • not more than 32,700 in the general occupational class, of which not more than 400 are to be in respect of applicants in approved occupations;
  • not more than 6,200 in the disciplined services class; and
  • not more than 3,850 in the sensitive service class.
However, I have made no direction for this period in relation to the entrepreneurs class and, accordingly, the Governor may make recommendations during that period in respect of all 500 places in that class.