LegCo Panel on Administration of Justice and Legal Services

Meeting on
Tuesday, 17 October 2000 at 5:15 pm
in Conference Room A of the Legislative Council Building


I.Information papers issued since last meeting

LC Paper No. CB(2)36/00-01(01)-Meeting dates for 2000-2001 session

LC Paper No. CB(2)30/00-01(01)-Administration's letter dated 28 September 2000 on award for bereavement under the Fatal Accidents Ordinance (also issued to members of Manpower Panel)

LC Paper No. CB(2)41/00-01(01)-Administration's letter of 3 October 2000 on common law offence of conspiracy to defraud

LC Paper No. CB(2)45/00-01-Consultation Paper on Legal Education and Training in Hong Kong : Preliminary Review

LC Paper No. CB(2)58/00-01(01)-Administration's letter dated 29 September 2000 on the seven sets of rules relating to admission of notaries public

*II.Creation of two permanent posts of Deputy Principal Government Counsel (DL2) in the Commercial Unit of the Civil Division of the Department of Justice
(5:15 pm - 5:45 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(2)62/00-01(01)-Paper provided by the Administration (attached)

III.Internal discussion on progress of outstanding items and items for discussion at the next meeting
(from 5:45 pm onwards)

LC Paper No. CB(2)62/00-01(02)-List of issues to be considered (attached)

    (a)Appointment of judges (Item 3)

    (b)Consideration of public interest in decision to prosecute (Item 11)

    LC Paper No. CB(2)62/00-01(03)-Proposed scope of research study (attached)

    (c)The administration of the Judiciary (Item 16)

    LC Paper No. CB(2)62/00-01(04)-Progress Report on Research Study on "Measurement of Efficiency of the Administration of the Judiciary" prepared by the Research and Library Services Division (attached) (English only)

    (d)Review of applicability of Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance to "State" organs stationed in the HKSAR (Item 1)

    LC Paper No. CB(2)62/00-01(05)-Progress report provided by the Administration (attached)

    (e)Marital rape under section 118 of Crimes Ordinance (Cap. 200) (Item 4)

    LC Paper No. CB(2)62/00-01(06)-Consultation Paper to be issued by the Administration by end of October 2000 (attached)

    (f)The court's power under section 13(1) of the Conveyancing and Property Ordinance (Cap. 219) (Item 6)

    LC Paper No. CB(2)51/00-01(01)-Paper provided by the Administration (issued) (English only)

    (g)Law Reform Commission (LRC)'s Report on The Age of Criminal Responsibility in Hong Kong (Item 15)

    LC Paper No. CB(2)62/00-01(07)-Letter dated 11 July 2000 from the Hong Kong Committee on Children's Rights and its position paper on the subject (attached)

    (h)Refined immigration appeal mechanism in Hong Kong (Item 17)

    LC Paper No. CB(2)62/00-01(08)-Paper entitled "Toward a Refined Immigration Appeal Mechanism in Hong Kong" submitted by the Law Society of Hong Kong (attached) (English only)

    (i)Incorporation of Solicitors' practices

    LC Paper No. CB(2)62/00-01(09)-Letter dated 16 October 2000 from the Law Society of Hong Kong (attached) (English only)

IV.Any other business

* All other LegCo Members are invited to attend the meeting for discussion of item II.

Legislative Council Secretariat
16 October 2000