§ Mr. Canavan
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will make a statement about the negotiations with the People's Republic of China on the future of Hong Kong.
§ Mr. Luce
The Sino-British talks agreed during my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister's visit to China in September 1982 are continuing through diplomatic channels in Peking. The latest round in the second, more detailed phase, on the 7 and 8 December, was described by both sides as useful and constructive. The two sides reviewed the course of the talks and the progress made so far. The eighth round will be held on the 25 and 26 of January, again in Peking.