HONGKONG Affairs Advisers yesterday urged Beijing not to let the political dispute get in the way of co-operation over other matters. Former chief secretary Sir David Akers-Jones told mainland officials such a move would boost the morale of the civil service. ''I said how important civil servant morale was and how much we rely on especially younger and middle-aged people in the civil service to see it through 1997 and beyond,'' he said. ''I realise the political dispute is something between the two governments. But nevertheless [we should be] getting on with things which could be separated from these political matters.'' Sir David said these included matters on the Joint Liaison Group (JLG) and Land Commission's agenda, as well as issues such as the Western Harbour Crossing. Four advisers from the pro-China Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hongkong (DAB) urged China to restart meetings with Britain in the JLG, the Land Commission, and JLG Airport Committee. Mr Tam Yiu-chung, Legislative Councillor and DAB vice chairman, proposed China discuss the financial arrangements of the new airport project with Britain in the Airport Committee as soon as possible. ''Sino-British co-operation in other non-political sectors should be maintained despite the political storm,'' Mr Tam said. Director of the State Council's Hongkong and Macau Affairs Office Mr Lu Ping and Mr Zhou Nan were consulting the group of 80 advisers on issues facing the territory, including Beijing's plan for a ''new kitchen'', the airport, and civil service morale. Mr Zhou, director of the New China News Agency's Hongkong branch, said the advisers' views would be examined, compiled and reported to the central government.