LegCo Paper No. CB(2)1125/96-97
Ref : CB2/BC/55/95

Bills Committee on the
Equal Opportunities (Family Responsibility, Sexuality & Age) Bill,
Equal Opportunities (Race) Bill and
Sex and Disability Discrimination (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 1996

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

Members Present :

    Dr Hon LEONG Che-hung, OBE, JP (Chairman)
    Dr Hon John TSE Wing-ling (Deputy Chairman)
    Hon LAU Wong-fat, OBE, JP
    Hon Mrs Miriam LAU Kin-yee, OBE, JP
    Hon Emily LAU Wai-hing
    Hon Zachary WONG Wai-yin
    Hon LEE Cheuk-yan
    Hon CHEUNG Hon-chung
    Hon Albert HO Chun-yan
    Hon LAU Chin-shek
    Hon LEUNG Yiu-chung
    Hon NGAN Kam-chuen

Members Absent :

    Hon Christine LOH Kung-wai
    Hon CHAN Yuen-han
    Hon Bruce LIU Sing-lee
    Hon LO Suk-ching

Clerk in Attendance :

Mrs Anna LO
Chief Assistant Secretary (2) 2

Staff in Attendance :

Mrs Eleanor CHOW
Senior Assistant Secretary (HC)

I. Election of Chairman

Dr LEONG Che-hung and Dr TSE Wing-ling were respectively elected Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Bills Committee.

II. Invitation of representations

The Chairman suggested and Members agreed that the following parties be invited to give views on the three Members’ Bills -

  1. The Administration;
  2. The Equal Opportunities Commission; and
  3. Organisations and individuals who had sent in written submissions on the Equal Opportunities Bill, the Sex Discrimination Bill and the Disability Discrimination Bill be invited to give new/additional views, if any.

Members also agreed that previous submissions together with new submissions be circulated to members for information.

III. Date of next meeting

The Chairman anticipated that the Bills Committee could be activated in the near future. He suggested that the three Members in charge of the Bills, the Administration and the Equal Opportunities Commission be invited to attend the next meeting. Members would be informed of the date of the next meeting in due course.

The meeting ended at 2:22 p.m.

LegCo Secretariat
31 January 1997

Last Updated on 16 December 1998