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Hong Kong

Volume 181: debated on Tuesday 27 November 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the reasons for the delay in the development of the new airport at Hong Kong, and when it is now expected to be completed.

There has been no delay. The Hong Kong Government plan to have the first runway in operation by early 1997.

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what was the number of Vietnamese children under the age of 14 years who were being held in detention centres in Hong Kong on 20 November.

On 20 November there were 13,468 children under the age of 14 being held in detention centres in Hong Kong.

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what was the number of Vietnamese (a) men and (b) women who were being held in detention centres in Hong Kong on 20 November.

On 20 November there were 16,991 men and 13,976 women being held in detention centres in Hong Kong.