LegCo Paper No. CB(1) 1660/96-97
Ref : CB1/BC/36/95

Bills Committee on Veterinary Surgeons Registration Bill

Minutes of Meeting held on Wednesday, 23 April 1997, at 2:15 pm in Conference Room B of the Legislative Council Building

Members present:

    Hon LAW Chi-kwong (Chairman)
    Hon Ronald ARCULLI, OBE, JP
    Dr Hon LEONG Che-hung, OBE, JP
    Hon NGAN Kam-chuen

Members absent:

    Dr Hon HUANG Chen-ya, MBE
    Hon IP Kwok-him
    Hon MOK Ying-fan
    Hon Mrs Elizabeth WONG, CBE, ISO, JP

Clerk in attendance:

    Ms Estella CHAN
    Chief Assistant Secretary (1)4

Staff in attendance :

    Ms YUE Tin-po
    Senior Assistant Secretary (1)6 (Atg)

I.Election of Chairman
II.Any Other Business

I.Election of Chairman

1.Hon LAW Chi-kwong was elected Chairman of the Bills Committee.

II.Any Other Business

2.The Bills Committee noted that the government had distributed a consultative paper on the proposed Bill to some 50 related organizations and that all respondents were in support of the introduction of the Bill. Many of the organizations had also submitted detailed comments on the matter of qualifications for registration. Members agreed that the Administration should provide a summary of the views collected for their reference and consideration. They also agreed to write to these and the following organizations to see if they have any further comments on the Bill:Clerk

  1. Green Cross Veterinary Clinics;

  2. The Hong Kong Veterinary Association; and

  3. The China (Hong Kong) Veterinary Association.

3.The Chairman advised that Hon CHAN Yuen-han had given notification to withdraw her membership on the Bills Committee.

4.The meeting ended at 2:25 pm.

Legislative Council Secretariat
21 May 1997

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