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Hong Kong: Conviction Of Chinese Girl

Volume 416: debated on Tuesday 20 January 1981

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether they will advise Her Majesty The Queen to grant a pardon to the Chinese girl (whose identity is known to the Home Office) who, at 16 years of age, was convicted in Hong Kong of stealing a bar of chocolate valued at 5p when unemployed and hungry, with the consequence that she now has a criminal record which will prejudice the rest of her life.

We do not at present have all the relevant information on this case. When this is available, I will write to the noble Lord.