A senior official yesterday accused the Democratic Party chairman of inviting foreign intervention in Hong Kong's affairs by going on a speaking tour in Europe and Britain to argue against the need for an anti-subversion law. Martin Lee Chu-ming said in Birmingham, England, that the European Parliament would debate a resolution about Hong Kong on December 18. Party colleague James To Kun-sun is also taking part in the speaking tour of Europe. Speaking at a public forum, Secretary for Justice Elsie Leung Oi-sie said: 'Some people can contribute their part in the legislature. His [Mr Lee's] views should be made in Hong Kong and reflected in the legislature. He should not invite people outside to interfere with Hong Kong's affairs.' Responding to Miss Leung's remarks, Mr Lee said: 'We will voice our opposition [to the proposals on Article 23 legislation] in Hong Kong, but in the absence of a fully democratically elected legislature, the voice of the community can't be fully reflected.' Noting the undemocratic nature of polls in Hong Kong, Mr Lee said even Miss Leung had been appointed by Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa, who got his positon with the help of the Beijing authorities. He said the backers of the Sino-British Joint Declaration had a moral responsibility to get to know the true nature of Hong Kong's freedoms and human rights. 'I am speaking the truth not for my own interest but in the hope of protecting the freedoms of the Hong Kong people. I feel that is the responsibility of an elected legislator,' he said. Late on Friday night, Mr Lee met Chris Patten, Hong Kong's last governor who is now the European Union's External Affairs Commissioner. During an hour's meeting with Mr Patten in Brussels, he and Mr To briefed the former governor on the government's proposals to implement Article 23 and the latest developments in Hong Kong. 'We feel that he [Mr Patten] is very concerned about Hong Kong. He feels that Hong Kong still has its strengths and that the people should not lose confidence,' Mr Lee said. Mr Lee will kick off his agenda in London tomorrow after spending the weekend at his sister's home in Birmingham. He is scheduled to meet members of parliament from both houses, as well as Michael Ancram, Conservative Party shadow foreign secretary, and the chairman of the Bar Council, David Bean, QC, tomorrow. On Tuesday, he will meet Foreign Secretary Jack Straw to outline his worries.