LegCo Panel on Constitutional Affairs

Meeting on
Monday, 18 December 2000 at 2:30 pm -
in Conference Room A of the Legislative Council Building


I.Confirmation of minutes of meeting

LC Paper No. CB(2)493/00-01 -Minutes of meeting on 31 October 2000 issued vide LC Paper No. CB(2)494/00-01 on 13 December 2000

II.Paper issued since the last meeting

LC Paper No. CB(2)487/00-01(01) -Paper provided by the Law Society of Hong Kong concerning the developm - ent of the political system of the HKSAR (issued on 13 December 2000)

III.Items for discussion at the next meeting on 15 January 2001

LC Paper No. CB(2)498/00-01(01) -List of issues to be considered (attached)

LC Paper No. CB(2)498/00-01(02) -List of follow-up actions (attached)

IV.Legislation on the election of the Chief Executive
(2:30 pm - 3:00 pm )

V.Enhancing the role and functions of the District Councils
(3:00 pm - 3:30 pm )

LC Paper No. CB(2)207/00-01(04) -Paper presented to the Panel on Home Affairs on 14 November 2000 (attached)

LC Paper No. CB(2)270/00-01(03) - issued for the Panel meeting on 20 November 2000 -Paper provided by the Administration (attached)

VI."Negative procedure" for vetting of subsidiary legislation
(3:30 pm - 4:00 pm )

LC Paper No. CB(2)498/00-01(03) -Paper provided by the Administration (attached) which supersedes the one issued vide LC Paper No. CB(2)288/00-01(02) on 21 November 2000

LC Paper No. CB(2)513/00-01(01) -Paper provided by the Administration (to follow)

LC Paper No. LS41/00-01 -A note on the background to amendment to section 34(4) of the Interpretation and General Clauses Ordinance (Cap. 1) in 1993 and proposals for its further amendment prepared by the Legal Service Division (attached)

Internal discussion

VII.Developm - ent of the HKSAR's political system -System of accountability for principal officials
(from 4:00 pm - onwards)

LC Paper No. CB(2)498/00-01(04) -Paper prepared by the Secretariat (attached)

LC Paper No. CB(2)498/00-01(05) -Issues for public consultation proposed by Hon Emily LAU Wai-hing (attached)

LC Paper No. CB(2)498/00-01(06) -Issues for public consultation proposed by Dr YEUNG Sum (attached)

VIII.Any other business

Legislative Council Secretariat
14 December 2000