The LegCo Reporter
Issue No. 6 (27 June 2002)

At its meeting on 26 June 2002, the Legislative Council passed the following four bills:

(1)Revenue Bill 2002.

(2)Revenue (No. 2) Bill 2002.

(3)Noise Control (Amendment) Bill 2001, with amendments proposed by the Secretary for the Environment and Food at Committee Stage.

(4)Employees Compensation Assistance (Amendment) Bill 2002, with amendments proposed by the Secretary for Education and Manpower at Committee Stage.

The Council also passed the following three Government resolutions:

(1)Resolution moved by the Secretary for Health and Welfare relating to the Pharmacy and Poisons (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulation 2002 and the Poisons List (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulation 2002.

(2)Resolution moved by the Secretary for Education and Manpower relating to the Factories and Industrial Undertakings (Woodworking Machinery) (Amendment) Regulation 2002.

(3)Resolution moved by the Secretary for Planning and Lands relating to the Buildings Ordinance.

At the same meeting, the following two motions with no legislative effect moved by Members were also passed by the Council:

(1)Motion on "Report on Higher Education in Hong Kong", moved by Hon YEUNG Yiu-chung

"That this Council notes the report of the University Grants Committee entitled 'Higher Education in Hong Kong'."

(2)Motion on "Local community economy", moved by Hon Mrs Sophie LEUNG LAU Yau-fun as amended by Hon CHAN Yuen-han and Hon Fred LI Wah-ming

"That, in order to promote diversified development of Hong Kong's economy and domestic consumption and to create more employment opportunities, this Council urges that, to complement the overall socio-economic situation, the Government amend outdated policies and statutory requirements, enhance co-ordination among the various departments and optimize the use of existing local resources, so as to promote the development of the local community economy, and spare no efforts in creating a better and fair business environment, in order to enable small and medium enterprises to participate actively in the local community economy."