LegCo Panel on Administration of Justice and Legal Services

Meeting on
Tuesday, 24 April 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)1310/00-01 - Minutes of meeting on 20 February 2001 (to follow)

II.Information papers issued since last meeting

LC Paper No. CB(2)1157/00-01(01) - Administration's reply concerning proposed creation of a new offence of "persistent sexual abuse of a child"

LC Paper No. CB(2)1260/00-01(01) to (04) - Judgment of four court cases concerning differences in meaning between the English and Chinese texts of legislation

III.Items for discussion at the next meeting

LC Paper No. CB(2)1307/00-01(01) - List of issues to be considered (attached)

IV.Progress on Review of legal education and training in Hong Kong
(4:35 pm - 5:30 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(2)1307/00-01(02) - Paper prepared by the Administration (attached)

LC Paper No. CB(2)1307/00-01(03) - Submission from the University of Hong Kong (attached)

LC Paper No. CB(2)1321/00-01(01) - Submission dated 18 April 2001 from the City University of Hong Kong (issued)

V.Research Report on "The Process of Appointment of Judges in Some Foreign Countries"
(5:30 pm - 6:00 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(2)1287/00-01 - A supplementary Information Note to the Research Report on the system in the United States (The Report was presented to the Panel on 28 November 2000) (issued)

Research Reports on the system in Canada and Hong Kong (English version) issued vide LC Paper No. CB(2)1299/00-01 on 18 April 2001

*VI.Proposed retention of a supernumerary post of Assistant Principal Legal Aid Counsel post for the implementation of the Information Systems Strategy in the Legal Aid Department
(6:00 pm - 6:30 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(2)1307/00-01(04) - Paper prepared by the Administration (attached)

VII.Any other business

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

Legislative Council Secretariat
19 April 2001