LegCo Panel on Administration of Justice and Legal Services

Meeting on
Tuesday, 20 March 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)1086/00-01-Minutes of meeting on 16 January 2001 (to follow)

II.Information papers issued since last meeting

LC Paper No. CB(2)969/00-01(01)-Letter from the Director of Public Prosecutions on the three cases raised by Hon Audrey EU at the meeting on 16 January 2001

LC Paper No. CB(2)1030/00-01(01)- Hon Audrey EU's reply to Director of Public Prosecutions' letter

LC Paper Nos. CB(2)982/00-01(01) and (02)-Letters from Mr Michael Napler, President of the Law Society of UK enclosing a Report on (a) "Broadening the Bench" published by the Law Society in October 2000 and (b) "Factors Affecting the Decision to Apply for Silk and Judicial Office" published by the Lord Chancellor's Department in June 2000 respectively

III.Items for discussion at the next meeting
(4:30 pm - 4:40 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(2)1085/00-01(01) -List of issues to be considered (attached)

LC Paper No. CB(2)1058/00-01-Follow-up to the Report of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China in the light of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) (issued)

IV.Drafting policy on bilingual legislation
(4:40 pm - 5:50 pm)

LC Paper No. LS74/00-01-Paper prepared by the Legal Service Division (attached)

LC Paper No. CB(2)1085/00-01(02)-Paper prepared by the Administration (attached)

V.Recent developments in the review of legislation
(5:50 pm - 6:30 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(2)889/00-01(01)-Paper prepared by the Administration (attached)

VI.Any other business

Legislative Council Secretariat
15 March 2001