THE Government will not try to track down wartime ''comfort women'' in Hong Kong. Responding to a question by independent Jimmy McGregor, Secretary for Security Alistair Asprey said the number of comfort women - women forced into prostitution by the Japanese army - was unknown because none had approached the Government for assistance. But there were no records in the territory or London showing comfort women had been recruited in Hong Kong during the Japanese occupation. Nor was there mention of any investigations into the issue immediately after World War II, or representations to the Japanese Government at that time, he said. Mr Asprey said if any cases did become known to the Government, it would consider sympathetically how to assist the women involved. The Government would not consider launching any publicity on the issue. His response was criticised by Mr McGregor, who condemned the Government for not taking the initiative to seek information about women who had suffered.