LegCo delegation continues its visit to UK Parliament

Hong Kong (HKSAR) - The following is issued on behalf of the Legislative Council Secretariat:

     The delegation of the Legislative Council (LegCo) continued its visit to the Parliament of the United Kingdom (UK) in London yesterday (September 11, London time). 

     The delegation started the day by observing the proceedings of a Public Bill Committee meeting in the House of Commons and met with members of the All-Party Parliamentary China Group of the UK Parliament to exchange views on the latest political development in Hong Kong and issues of interest to the Sino-British relations.

     The delegation also met with the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Commons of the UK Parliament, Mr Tom Tugendhat, and the Committee member, Mr Mike Gapes, to exchange views on the implementation of the Sino-British Joint Declaration, the implications of the UK’s exit from the European Union (Brexit), as well as the trade relations between China and the United States (US).  The delegation was also arranged to observe the meeting of the Defence Committee in the House of Commons.

     The delegation then attended a lunch meeting hosted by the Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons and Chairman of Ways and Means, Sir Lindsay Hoyle, to gain a better understanding of the practice and procedure of the House of Commons. 
     In the afternoon, the delegation met with the Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords, Lord Boswell  of Aynho, as well as representatives of the House of Lords to learn more about the roles and operations of the House of Lords in the legislative process.

     The delegation finished the day by meeting with the International Trade Committee of the UK Parliament.  Delegation members exchanged views with the Committee Chairman, Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil, and its members on the challenges and opportunities arising from the Brexit and the trade relations between China and US.

     The delegation will continue its parliamentary visit in London today (September 12, London time).  Delegation members will visit the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the UK Government, the Royal College of Art and the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in London.

Published on: 2018-09-12

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