Legislators yesterday called for an inquiry into whether Disney's moves to build a theme park in Shanghai breached the conditions of its contract with Hong Kong for a $22 billion attraction in Penny's Bay. Frontier and Democratic Party members want Legco's economic services panel to look into the terms of the local deal and find out why there was apparently no exclusivity clause to prevent a rival park being built before an agreed length of time had elapsed. The call for an inquiry comes after the South China Morning Post revealed on Saturday that Disney had signed a framework deal with the Shanghai city government. The agreement could in theory see a Shanghai park open shortly after the Hong Kong park opens in 2005 or 2006. Industrialists and other legislators have also called on Hong Kong officials and Walt Disney executives to explain why a Shanghai park could be set up in competition to the HK park. There are growing fears that the viability of Hong Kong Disneyland may be seriously jeopardised, as it will rely heavily on tourists from the mainland. Democrat Albert Chan Wai-yip said officials should explain whether the government's contract restricted Walt Disney from building a second theme park in China within a reasonable period of time to protect Hong Kong's interests. Frontier legislator Lee Cheuk-yan accused officials of not doing enough to protect the SAR park. He said Chief Secretary Donald Tsang Yam-kuen needed to clarify whether a commitment he obtained from Walt Disney in September not to build a second theme park until the Hong Kong attraction was mature was merely a verbal pledge or a contractual and binding obligation to Hong Kong. 'The government should be blamed for failing to get a black-and-white lock-in commitment from Walt Disney. It's wrong to invest heavily in a project without securing an exclusive relationship with Walt Disney.' Mr Lee also said the government must disclose the terms of its agreement with Walt Disney because numerous questions needed answering. 'They have to tell the public if any of our officials committed an oversight or if Walt Disney breached its contractual obligation to Hong Kong by signing a letter of intent in Shanghai. If it is Disney's fault, the government should ask for an injunction to bar Disney from proceeding with the Shanghai project,' he said.