§ The Prime Minister
I met the delegation of unofficials for over an hour on 15 May. They explained their understanding of the wishes and anxieties of the Hong Kong people. I assured them that I fully understood their concerns. Both sides reaffirmed the necessity of maintaining stability and prosperity in Hong Kong. I stressed the importance to that end of reaching a detailed agreement which would be acceptable to the Government and Parliament of the United Kingdom, to the Chinese Government and to the people of Hong Kong.