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Hong Kong: Police Brutality

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 285055, tabled on 2 September 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Government in Hong Kong on instituting an independent inquiry into police brutality.

Answered on

5 September 2019

We note the announcement of a special inquiry by the Independent Police Complaints Council. It is crucial that any investigation must be credible and command the trust of the people of Hong Kong. The Foreign Secretary discussed this with Hong Kong Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, when they spoke on 9 August.