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Naval Dockyard, Hong Kong (Closing)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 28th November 1957.

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Photo of Mr James Griffiths Mr James Griffiths , Llanelli 12:00 am, 28th November 1957

The hon. Member said that a committee has been set up in Hong Kong to consider alternative employment. Do not Her Majesty's Government recognise that they have a greater responsibility than that? We have permitted many thousands of people to go to Hong Kong, where there is serious unemployment, and this will add to it. Are Her Majesty's Government prepared to support financially, and in other ways, the establishment of alternative industries in Hong Kong after the closing of the dockyard?