Panel on Financial Affairs

Meeting on Friday, 2 March 2007 at 8:30 am
in Conference Room A of the Legislative Council Building


I.Confirmation of minutes of meeting
(8:30 am - 8:32 am)

LC Paper No. CB(1)976/06-07
(issued on 16 February 2007)

-Minutes of meeting on 5 January 2007

II.Information papers issued since the last meeting

LC Paper No. CB(1)989/06-07
(issued on 22 February 2007)

-Securities and Futures Commission Quarterly Report (October to December 2006)

(issued on 22 February 2007)

-Report on "Hong Kong 2006 Population By-census Summary Results" provided by the Census and Statistics Department

III.Date of next meeting and items for discussion
(8:32 am - 8:40 am)

LC Paper No. CB(1)1007/06-07(01)
(issued on 28 February 2007)

-List of outstanding items for discussion

LC Paper No. CB(1)1007/06-07(02)
(issued on 28 February 2007)

-List of follow-up actions

*IV.Operation of Octopus Cards and EPS payment system in Hong Kong
(8:40 am - 9:35 am)

LC Paper No. CB(1)1007/06-07(03)
(issued on 26 February 2007)

-Information paper on "Regulatory and Oversight Framework on Octopus Card and EPS" provided by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority

LC Paper No. CB(1)1007/06-07(04)
(issued on 26 February 2007)

-Letter dated 23 February 2007 from OCTOPUS Cards Ltd

LC Paper No. CB(1)1007/06-07(05)
(issued on 27 February 2007)

-Paper from EPS Company (Hong Kong) Limited

LC Paper No. IN08/06-07
(English version issued on 28 February 2007, Chinese version issued on 1 March 2007 vide LC Paper No. CB(1)1046/06-07)

-Information note on "Operation of the Octopus Card in Hong Kong" prepared by the Research and Library Services Division

V.Budget of the Securities and Futures Commission for the 2007-2008 financial year
(9:35 am - 10:20 am)

LC Paper No. CB(1)1007/06-07(06)
(issued on 26 February 2007)

-Paper provided by the Administration

*VI.Securities and Futures (Amendment) Bill 2007
(10:20 am - 10:55 am)

LC Paper No. CB(1)1007/06-07(07)
(issued on 26 February 2007)

-Paper provided by the Administration

LC Paper No. CB(1)1008/06-07
(issued on 28 February 2007)

-Background brief on "Major Proposals of the Securities and Futures (Amendment) Bill 2007" prepared by the Secretariat

VII.Any other business
(10:55 am - 11:00 am)

* All other Hon Members of the Legislative Council are invited to take part in the discussion of agenda items IV and VI.

Council Business Division 1
Legislative Council Secretariat
1 March 2007