LegCo Panel on Administration of Justice and Legal Services

Meeting on
Tuesday, 20 February 2001 at 4:30 pm
in Conference Room A of the Legislative Council Building


I. Confirmation of minutes of previous meeting

LC Paper No. CB(2)862/00-01 - Minutes of meeting on 19 December 2000 (to follow)

II. Information papers issued since last meeting

LC Paper No. CB(2)730/00-01(01) - "Opening statement by the Director of Public Prosecutions in respect of general prosecution policy and binding over orders" tabled at the meeting on 16 January 2001

LC Paper No. CB(2)730/00-01(02) - Paper from the Administration enclosing five submissions in response to the consultation exercise on marital rape and related sexual offences (English only)

III. Items for discussion at the next meeting
(4:30 pm - 4:50 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(2)864/00-01(01) - List of issues to be considered (attached)

LC Paper No. CB(2)726/00-01(01) - The Administration's January 2001 progress report on the review of applicability of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (PDPO) to "State" organs in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (issued on 17 January 2001)

LC Paper No. CB(2)726/00-01(02) - Paper prepared by the Secretariat summarizing the progress of the above review of PDPO (issued on 17 January 2001)

LC Paper No. CB(2)782/00-01(01) - The Administration's reply to queries raised in the discussion of revision of Judiciary fees and charges at a meeting on 19 December 2000 (issued on 1 February 2001)

*IV. Proposal to create a permanent post of Assistant Principal Legal Aid Counsel for the Application and Processing Division of the Legal Aid Department
(4:50 pm - 5:15 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(2)864/00-01(02) - Extract of minutes of the Panel meeting on 20 April 1999 when the above proposal was discussed (attached)

LC Paper No. CB(2)864/00-01(03) - Paper prepared by the Administration (attached)

V. Court's power under section 13 of Conveyancing and Property Ordinance (Cap. 219)
(5:15 pm - 5:50 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(2)864/00-01(04) - Paper prepared by the Administration on "Proposed amendment to the Conveyancing and Property Ordinance (Cap. 219) to enable a court to order repayment of any deposit" (attached)

LC Paper No. CB(2)864/00-01(05) - Paper prepared by the Administration on "Proposal to provide for (1) a standard provisional sales and purchase agreement (PA) ; and (2) a cooling-off period in property transactions" (attached)

VI. Proposed creation of a new offence of "persistent sexual abuse of a child"
(5:50 pm - 6:30 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(2)864/00-01(06) - Paper prepared by the Administration (attached)

VII. Any other business

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

Legislative Council Secretariat
14 February 2001