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United Kingdom Internal Market Bill: Treaties

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL8038, tabled on 10 September 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential implications of the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill for upholding international agreements, including the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration.

Answered on

8 October 2020

The Joint Declaration made clear that Hong Kong's high degree of autonomy, rights and freedoms would remain unchanged for 50 years. We have not breached it and call on China not to do so.