The LegCo Reporter
Issue No. 2 (31 May 2002)

At its meeting on 29 May 2002 and 30 May 2002, the Legislative Council passed the:

      Marine Fish Culture (Amendment) Bill 2002, with amendments proposed by the Secretary for the Environment and Food at Committee Stage.

The Council also passed the following Government motion with no legislative effect moved by the Secretary for Constitutional Affairs:

"That this Council supports the accountability system for principal officials."

At the same meeting, the following motion with no legislative effect moved by Hon Ambrose LAU was also passed by the Council:

"That, as the Financial Secretary stated in his speech on the 2002-03 Budget that producer and professional services are a major driving force of Hong Kong's economic development, this Council urges the Government to take proactive measures to call together senior officials of various departments and representatives of the relevant sectors to render full assistance to the producer and professional services sectors in developing their markets and, through the Government's offices established in the Mainland, to actively reflect to and pursue with the Mainland authorities the common concerns of Hong Kong businessmen about trade and commercial issues, so as to seize more effectively the business opportunities that arise from increased trade activities between Hong Kong and the Mainland."