THE mainland should not be allowed to ask top Hong Kong government officials about their personal views on issues, Democratic Party legislator Lee Wing-tat said. 'I just worry the Chinese side will ask about the political stance of government officials to choose who can continue to work in the civil service after 1997,' he said. 'The officials will face a lot of pressure when meeting Chinese officials.' Under the recent agreement between London and Beijing, the Government will set up a liaison office to co-ordinate the work of the Preparatory Committee and local policy branches and departments through regular meetings. At yesterday's Legco constitutional affairs panel meeting, Mr Lee said the Government should make it clear that Beijing could ask only for the administration's stance on issues during the meetings. Secretary for Constitutional Affairs Nicholas Ng Wing-fui agreed with Mr Lee that the mainland should only ask about the Government's position on issues. 'But we also have a principle that, as civil servants, it is our job to reflect and explain the government stance on policies,' he said. Meanwhile, a delegation from the State Council's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office will visit Hong Kong from Monday until November 29. The eight-strong delegation, led by the office's head of economic affairs, Shang Liangdong, will be briefed by senior local officials.