LegCo Panel on Administration of Justice and Legal Services

Meeting on
Tuesday, 19 December 2000 at 4:30 pm
in Conference Room A of the Legislative Council Building


I.Confirmation of minutes of previous meetings

LC Paper No. CB(2)518/00-01 -Minutes of meeting on 17 October 2000 (issued)

II.Information papers issued since last meeting

LC Paper Nos. CB(2)441/00-01(01) and (02) -Replies from the Director of Administration and the Judiciary Administrator concerning a number of issues raised at the Panel meeting on 28 November 2000 relating to appointment of the Chief Judge of the High Court

LC Paper No. CB(2)486/00-01(01) -Information note provided by the Department of Justice on advice given to the Security Bureau concerning enactment of legislation for Article 23 of the Basic Law

III.Items for discussion at the next meeting
(4:30 pm - 4:45 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(2)522/00-01(01) -List of issues to be considered (attached)

LC Paper No. CB(2)522/00-01(02) -List of follow-up actions (attached)

LC Paper No. CB(2)522/00-01(03) -Paper prepared by the Secretariat on prosecution policy and guidelines on the "public interest test" in some common law jurisdictions (attached)

LC Paper No. CB(2)522/00-01(04) -Paper prepared by the Law Society of Hong Kong on "The Structure of the Professional Indemnity Scheme" (English only) (attached)

IV.Revision of Judiciary fees and charges under section 9 of the Criminal Procedure Ordinance, section 134(1) of the Magistrates Ordinance and section 54 of the Matrimonial Causes Ordinance
(4:45 pm - 5:35 pm)

LC Paper Nos. LS22, 24 and 25/00-01 (attached)

LC Paper No. CB(2)522/00-01(05) -Extract from minutes of the House Committee meeting on 17 November 2000 (attached)

LC Paper No. CB(2)522/00-01(06) -Paper prepared by the Administration (attached)

LC Paper No. CB(2)522/00-01(07) -Administration's reply to a question raised by the Subcommittee set up by the House Committee to study, inter alia, subsidiary legislation relating to revision of Judiciary fees and charges gazetted on 24 November 2000 (attached)

V.Incorporation of solicitors' practices
(5:35 pm - 6:30 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(2)522/00-01(08) -Information paper provided by the Law Society of Hong Kong (English only) (attached)

VI.Any other business

Legislative Council Secretariat
18 December 2000