LEGISLATORS yesterday upheld a ban on local deputies to the National People's Congress (NPC) taking part in the 1995 Legislative Council elections, despite a 1992 Select Committee Report saying there was a strong case for lifting the restriction. Under existing laws, members of non-Hongkong legislatures are not allowed in Legco and most members at yesterday's constitutional development panel meeting said it was better to maintain the requirement. Jimmy McGregor said members should have undivided loyalty to the territory. Dual membership meant there was a danger of the NPC deputies placing first allegiance to China. United Democrats' chairman Martin Lee Chu-ming said he would only support removing the ban if local NPC deputies were directly-elected in Hongkong. At present they are elected by the Guangdong People's Congress. But the Liberal Party's Selina Chow Liang Shuk-yee, said removing the ban would help Legco members elected in 1995 to ride the through-train to the post-1997 Hongkong administration since deputies were eligible to sit on Legco after China resumed sovereignty.