Bills Committee on
Juvenile Offenders (Amendment) Bill 2001

Meeting on Thursday, 19 September 2002 at 8:30 am
in the Chamber of the Legislative Council Building

Revised agenda

IConfirmation of minutes of meeting
(8:30 am - 8:35 am)

[LC Paper No. CB(2)2777/01-02

-Minutes of the meeting on 17 July 2002 (issued)]

IIMeeting with deputations
(8:35 am - 10:00 am)

  1. Against Child Abuse
    [LC Paper No. CB(2)2778/01-02(01)]
    [LC Paper No. CB(2)2778/01-02(20)]

  2. The Boys' & Girls' Clubs Association of Hong Kong
    [LC Paper No. CB(2)2778/01-02(02)]

  3. Caritas Outreaching Social Work Team - Aberdeen
    [LC Paper No. CB(2)2778/01-02(03)]

  4. Hong Kong Christian Service
    [LC Paper No. CB(2)2778/01-02(04)]

  5. Hong Kong Committee on Children's Rights
    [LC Paper No. CB(2)2778/01-02(05)]

  6. The Hong Kong Family Law Association
    [LC Paper No. CB(2)2778/01-02(06)]

  7. Hong Kong Family Welfare Society
    [LC Paper No. CB(2)2778/01-02(07)]

  8. The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups
    [LC Paper No. CB(2)2778/01-02(08)]

  9. The Hong Kong Psychological Society
    [LC Paper No. CB(2)2778/01-02(09)]

  10. Mr Andrew Bruce, SC
    [LC Paper No. CB(2)2778/01-02(10)]

  11. Dr Nirmala Rao
    [LC Paper No. CB(2)2778/01-02(11)]

  12. Ms Corinne Remedios
    [LC Paper No. CB(2)2778/01-02(12)]

  13. Wong Tai Sin District Council

Submissions received from organisations/individuals who shall not attend the meeting

Fight Crime Committee
[LC Paper No. CB(2)2778/01-02(13)]

Home Affairs Bureau
[LC Paper No. CB(2)2778/01-02(14)]

The Hong Kong Council of Social Service
[LC Paper No. CB(2)2778/01-02(15)]

St John's Cathedral Counselling Service
[LC Paper No. CB(2)2778/01-02(16)]

Tai Po District Fight Crime Committee
[LC Paper No. CB(2)2778/01-02(17)]

Mr YEUNG Wai-sing, Eastern District Councillor
[LC Paper No. CB(2)2778/01-02(18)]

Hong Kong Bar Association
[LC Paper No. CB(2)2778/01-02(19)]

Summary of submissions
[LC Paper No. CB(2)2778/01-02(21)]

IIIMeeting with the Administration
(10:00 am - 10:30 am)

[LC Paper No. CB(2)2775/01-02(01)

-Existing Arrangements for Juvenile Offenders]

[LC Paper No. CB(2)2775/01-02(02)

-Probation Service and Reformatory School Service]

[LC Paper No. CB(2)2775/01-02(03)

-Measures adopted by Overseas Jurisdictions in Handling Children below the Minimum Age of criminal Responsibility (Chinese version to follow)]

[LC Paper No. CB(2)2775/01-02(04)

-Statistics on Children prosecuted in 1993 to 2001]

IVAny other business

Papers previously issued

(a)The Bill circulated vide LC Paper No. CB(3) 94/01-02 dated 31 October 2001;

(b)The Legislative Council Brief issued by the Security Bureau on 31 October 2001 (File Ref : TC40/2000 Pt. 4);

(c)The Legal Service Division Report on the Bill (LC Paper Nos. LS 22/01-02 circulated vide LC Paper No. CB(2)390/01-02 dated 14 November 2001);

(d)Extracts of the minutes of the House Committee meeting on 16 November 2001 [Appendix II to LC Paper No. CB(2)2581/01-02];

(e)Marked-up copy of the Bill [LC Paper No. CB(2)2581/01-02(02)];

(f)Background brief on the Bill prepared by the Legislative Council Secretariat [LC Paper No. CB(2)2581/01-02(03)]; and

(g)Background papers issued vide LC Paper No. CB(2)2626/01-02 dated 19 July 2002, including -

(i)Written submission from the Hong Kong Committee on Children's Rights provided for the meeting of the Panel on Administration of Justice and Legal Services (AJLS) on 18 September 2001 (English version only);

(ii)Administration's paper on raising the minimum age of criminal responsibility provided for the AJLS Panel meeting on 18 September 2001; and

(iii)Chapter 5 of the final report on "The Age of Criminal Responsibility in Hong Kong" published by the Law Reform Commission.

Council Business Division 2
Legislative Council Secretariat
18 September 2002