IT is still uncertain whether the United Democrats will be allowed to move a host of amendments relating to the 1995 Legislative Council election when the Government tables a partial bill concerned mostly with district board and municipal council elections. The Legislative Council's legal adviser, Jonathan Daw, said in a paper to Legco members that the decision would hinge on how Legco President John Swaine interpreted the council's standing orders. According to the standing orders, an amendment must be relevant to the subject matter of the bill. Also, the standing orders stipulate that any proposed amendment to a bill should not touch on the principles of the bill, but only its details. Mr Swaine's decision will therefore be based on his interpretation of what ''relevant'' means and whether the liberals' amendments alter the principles of the bill. Meanwhile, Governor Chris Patten said he would go to Britain at the end of next month to give evidence to the Foreign Affairs Select Committee. He said he had not decided whether to go to the United States next year to lobby for the renewal of China's Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status. But Mr Patten said: ''I'll certainly, I hope, be visiting the United States next year.'' President Bill Clinton has linked 1994 MFN renewal to improvements in human rights on the mainland.