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Hong Kong Government: Expatriate Officials

Lord Fanshawe of Richmond asked Her Majesty's Government:

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean): The total number of expatriate officials in the Hong Kong Government on 30 June 1997 was:

Number
Directorate294
Senior Management/Professionals331
Others585
Total1,210

It is not possible to say how many of these officials will remain in the employ of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government in the future.


Hong Kong Police: Expatriate Officers

Lord Fanshawe of Richmond asked Her Majesty's Government:

    How many expatriate police officers are expected to remain on the strength of the Hong Kong Police Force and what were their ranks on 30 June 1997.

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Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean: The total number of expatriate police officers in the Royal Hong Kong Police on 30 June 1997 was:

Number
Assistant Commissioner and above7
Superintendents140
Inspectors302
Total449

It is not possible to say how many of these officers will remain in the employ of the Hong Kong Police in the future.


EU Structural and Cohesion Funds Allocations

Lord Pearson of Rannoch asked Her Majesty's Government:

    How much money each country of the EU gives or receives annually under (a) the Structural Funds and (b) the Cohesion Funds, and how they expect these figures to change over the next two years.

The Minister of State, Department of Trade and Industry (Lord Simon of Highbury): Estimated Structural and Cohesion Funds allocations to member states for the years 1997 to 1999 are shown in the table. There are no figures available for member states' contributions to the Structural and Cohesion Funds since member states contribute to the Community budget as a whole, and these contributions are not attributable to individual elements of it.

Estimated structural funds and cohesion fund allocations
Billion ecu, 1997 prices

1997 1998 1999
Structural fundsCohesion fundStructural fundsCohesion fundStructural fundsCohesion fund
Belgium0.40.00.40.00.40.0
Denmark0.20.00.20.00.20.0
Germany3.80.04.10.04.40.0
Greece2.70.52.90.53.20.5
Spain6.11.56.61.57.11.6
France2.70.02.80.02.90.0
Irish Republic1.10.21.20.21.30.2
Italy3.90.04.10.04.40.0
Luxembourg0.00.00.00.00.00.0
Netherlands0.40.00.50.00.50.0
Portugal2.80.53.00.53.30.5
United Kingdom2.40.02.40.02.50.0
Austria0.30.00.30.00.30.0
Sweden0.30.00.30.00.30.0
Finland0.30.00.40.00.40.0
Total EC-1527.42.729.22.831.02.8

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