Statement by Jeremy Browne MP, Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
“I warmly welcome Legislative Council’s passage of the Government’s proposals for Hong Kong’s electoral arrangements in 2012. Hong Kong’s Government and legislators have displayed the pragmatism for which Hong Kong is renowned, and progress has been secured. I hope that Hong Kong can now move forward with a renewed spirit of co-operation towards full universal suffrage as promised for 2017 and 2020. The Legislative Council elections in 2016 will present an important opportunity to roll democracy further forward in preparation for 2020. The British Government and the international community will continue to take a close interest.”
He lasted issued a statement on Hong Kong’s constitutional development on 28 May.