Panel on Administration of Justice and Legal Services

Meeting on Tuesday, 14 December 2004 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
in Conference Room B of the Legislative Council Building


I.Confirmation of minutes of meeting
(4:30 pm - 4:32 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(2)386/04-05
(to follow)

-Minutes of meeting on 22 November 2004

II.Information papers issued since the last meeting
(4:32 pm - 4:35 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(2)297/04-05
(issued on 30 November 2004)

-Paper providing background information on measures to deal with family violence, with relevant extracts from the Law Reform Commission's Report on Stalking and background paper prepared by the LegCo Secretariat on strategies and measures to prevent and tackle family violence

LC Paper No. CB(2)320/04-05(01)
(issued on 2 December 2004)(English version only)

-Judiciary Administration's letter dated 1 December 2004 on "Visit to the Judiciary in the 2004-05 session"

LC Paper No. CB(2)326/04-05(01)
(issued on 2 December 2004)

-Letter dated 26 November 2004 from the Constitutional Affairs Bureau on "Applicability of HKSAR laws to offices set up by Central People's Government in HKSAR"

III.Items for discussion at the next meeting
(4:35 pm - 4:40 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(2)385/04-05(01)

-List of outstanding items for discussion

LC Paper No. CB(2)385/04-05(02)

-List of follow-up actions

LC Paper No. CB(2)385/04-05(03)
(attached)(English version only)

-Letter dated 9 December 2004 from the Law Society of Hong Kong on the draft Solicitor Corporations Rules

LC Paper No. CB(2)315/04-05(01)
(issued on 1 December 2004)

-Letter dated 30 November 2004 from the Law Draftsman on "Drafting Counsel in the Department of Justice"

IV.2004 annual and biennial review of financial eligibility limits of legal aid applicants
(4:40 pm - 5:30 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(2)367/04-05(01)
(issued on 8 December 2004)

-Paper provided by the Administration on "Annual and biennial review of financial eligibility limits of legal aid applicants"

V.Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2005
(5:30 pm - 6:25 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(2)316/04-05(01)
(issued on 1 December 2004)

-Information paper provided by the Administration on the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2005

LC Paper Nos. CB(2)383/04-05(01) and (02)
(issued on 10 December 2004)

-Paper attaching relevant extracts relating to proposed amendments to the Theft Ordinance and Legal Aid Services Council Ordinance contained in the Bill

VI.Any other business
(6:25 pm - 6:30 pm)

Council Business Division 2
Legislative Council Secretariat
10 December 2004