Sixth Legislative Council (2016 - 2020)

Rule 83 of the Rules of Procedure specifies the following categories of interests which Members of the Legislative Council ("LegCo") are required to register ("registrable interests"):

  1. remunerated directorships in public or private companies;
  2. remunerated employments, offices, trades, professions or vocations;
  3. the names of clients (when the interests in (a) or (b) above include a Member's personal services relating to his or her membership of the Council) ;
  4. election donations and financial sponsorships;
  5. overseas visits;
  6. payments, benefits and advantages received from any Government or organization of a place outside Hong Kong or from any person who is not a permanent resident of Hong Kong;
  7. land and property; and
  8. beneficial interests in shares of companies or other bodies.

The above rule also provides that every Member shall furnish to the Clerk to the LegCo, in a registration form approved by the President of the LegCo, particulars of his or her "registrable interests" within a specified timeframe.

Rule 83(4) provides that the Clerk to the LegCo should maintain a Register of Members' Interests for public inspection. The main purpose of the Register is to provide information of any pecuniary interest or other material benefit which a Member receives which might reasonably be thought by others to influence his or her actions, speeches or votes in the LegCo, or actions taken in his or her capacity as a Member of the LegCo.

Since January 2001, the Register has been made available on the LegCo website. Members' updated interests are usually available on the website within 2 working days.

Guidelines on Registration of Interests (September 2016)

Members