Poll backs full-term legislature

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 22 October, 1995, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 22 October, 1995, 12:00am

AN overwhelming majority of Hong Kong people believes the legislature should be allowed to serve its full term.

According to a poll by Asian Commercial Research, 80 per cent of the 421 respondents said legislative councillors should be allowed to serve four years.

Only 11 per cent agreed that the mainland should disband the Legislative Council in 1997.

The results showed little difference between voters and non-voters, men and women, young and old.

China has repeatedly said the term of the three tiers of representative government must end on June 30, 1997.

The Beijing-appointed Preliminary Working Committee last week proposed a provisional legislature be returned by the 400-strong Selection Committee.