Panel on Commerce and Industry

Meeting on
Tuesday, 18 January 2005 at 2:30 pm
in Conference Room A of the Legislative Council Building


I.Confirmation of minutes and matters arising

LC Paper No. CB(1)695/04-05
(issued on 14 January 2005)

--Minutes of meeting held on 14 December 2004

II.Papers issued since last meeting

LC Paper No. CB(1)598/04-05(01)
(issued on 28 December 2004)

--Information on the financial position of the Applied Research Fund for the period of 1 September 2004 to 30 November 2004

III.Date and items for discussion for next meeting
(2:30 pm - 2:35 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(1)690/04-05(01)
(issued on 12 January 2005)

--List of outstanding items for discussion

LC Paper No. CB(1)690/04-05(02)
(issued on 12 January 2005)

--List of follow-up actions

* IV.Briefing by Secretary for Commerce, Industry and Technology on relevant policy initiatives in the Chief Executive's Policy Address 2005
(2:35 pm - 3:35 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(1)690/04-05(03)
(issued on 14 January 2005)

--Policy Agenda of Commerce and Industry Branch and Innovation and Technology Commission, Commerce Industry and Technology Bureau

Other relevant documents

Two booklets provided by the Administration

(a)Address by the Chief Executive at the Legislative Council meeting on 12 January 2005 -- "Working Together for Economic Development and Social Harmony "; and

(b)The 2005 Policy Address -- "Policy Agenda".

** V.Review of the Innovation and Technology Fund and Applied Research Fund
(3:35 pm - 4:00 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(1)690/04-05(04)
(issued on 12 January 2005)

--Information paper provided by the Administration

LC Paper No. CB(1)688/04-05
(issued on 12 January 2005)

--Background brief on funding support for innovation and technology development prepared by the Secretariat

VI.Consultation Document on Review of Certain Provisions of Copyright Ordinance
(4:00 pm - 4:30 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(1)661/04-05(01)
(issued on 7 January 2005)

--Information paper provided by the Administration

LC Paper No. CB(1)448/04-05
(issued on 9 December 2004)

--Issuance of the consultation document on "Review of certain provisions of Copyright Ordinance"

LC Paper No. CB(1)689/04-05
(issued on 12 January 2005)

--Background brief on review of certain provisions of the Copyright Ordinance prepared by the Secretariat

VII.Any other business

* All other Hon Members of Legislative Council are invited to take part in the discussion of item IV.

** Members of the Public Accounts Committee and Panel on Information Technology and Broadcasting are invited to take part in the discussion of item V.

Council Business Division 1
Legislative Council Secretariat
14 January 2005