Panel on Commerce and Industry

Meeting on
Tuesday, 16 May 2006, 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)1463/05-06
(issued on 15 May 2006)

-Minutes of meeting held on 18 April 2006

II.Papers issued since last meeting

LC Paper No. CB(1)1451/05-06(01)
(issued on 10 May 2006)

-A letter dated 8 May 2006 from Commissioner for Innovation and Technology regarding organization chart of the Applied Science and Technology Research Institute

LC Paper No. CB(1)1418/05-06(01)
(issued on 4 May 2006)

-A letter dated 27 April 2006 from the Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) in response to the recent allegations against the management of ASTRI lodged by anonymous persons

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

LC Paper No. CB(1)1462/05-06(01)
(issued on 15 May 2006)

-List of outstanding items for discussion

LC Paper No. CB(1)1462/05-06(02)
(issued on 15 May 2006)

-List of follow-up actions

*IV.Rent Allowance for officers posted to the Economic and Trade Offices in the Mainland and Europe
(2:35 pm - 3:15 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(1)1462/05-06(03)
(issued on 10 May 2006)

-Information paper provided by the Administration

V.Review of the existing Rice Control Scheme
(3:15 pm - 4:10 pm)

Meeting with deputations and the Administration

  1. Hong Kong Rice Importers and Exporters Association

  2. Hong Kong Rice Suppliers' Association Limited
    (LC Paper No. CB(1)1486/05-06(01) - issued on 15 May 2006 - Chinese version only)

  3. The Rice Merchants' Association of Hong Kong Limited
LC Paper No. CB(1)1462/05-06(04)
(issued on 10 May 2006)

-Information paper provided by the Administration

LC Paper No. CB(1)1462/05-06(05)
(issued on 10 May 2006)

-Letter dated 21 April 2006 from Hon Vincent FANG Kang (Chinese version only)

LC Paper No. . CB(1)2228/01-02
(re-circulated on 10 May 2006)

-Information provided by the Administration in July 2002 on the progress of the liberalisation of the rice trade

VI.Any other business

* All other Hon Members of Legislative Council are invited to take part in the discussion of item IV which relates to a financial proposal.

Council Business Division 1
Legislative Council Secretariat
15 May 2006