§ Mr. Ashley
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will respond to the representations made by the Hong Kong Legislative Council before the Hong Kong (British Nationality) Order is laid before Parliament.
§ Mr. Renton
The representations made by the Hong Kong Legislative Council are being given careful consideration. The timing of the announcement of eventual decisions will involve several factors, among them the programme for the order, which will depend on the parliamentary timetable. This has yet to be arranged through the usual channels.