House Committee
1995/96 Session

Meeting Agenda

Date :20 September 1996
Time:2:30 p.m.

Item No. Subject
I.Confirmation of minutes of meeting held on 5 July 1996
(LegCo Paper No. CB(2) 1810/95-96 issued under LegCo Paper No. CB(2) 1890/95-96 on 19 July 1996 refers)
II.Matters arising
Administration of Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 1996
(LegCo Papers Nos. LS 180 and 191/95-96 for the House Committee meetings on 28 June 1996 and 5 July 1996 refer)

At the meeting on 5 July 1996, members agreed to Miss Margaret NG's suggestion to defer a decision on the above Bill. Verbal report by Miss NG.

III.Legal Adviser's report on the subsidiary legislation to be tabled in the Legislative Council on 2 October 1996 (gazetted on 5, 12, 19, 26 July; 2, 9, 23, 30 August; and 13 September 1996)
(LegCo Papers Nos. LS 203,210,207,201,200,208,209,202 & 213/95-96)
IV.Position report on Bills Committees and Subcommittees
(LegCo Paper No. CB(2) 2123/95-96)
V.Legal Adviser's report on bills referred to the House Committee under Standing Order No. 42(3A)

The Director of Administration's letter dated 12 July 1996 enclosing a revised priority list of Government bills which have been introduced into LegCo but are awaiting LegCo's scrutiny is attached. (The letter was circulated to members vide LegCo Paper No. CB(2) 1876/95-96 on 16 July 1996)

  1. Employment (Amendment) (No 3) Bill 1996
    Employees' Compensation (Amendment) (No 2) Bill 1996
    (LegCo Paper No. LS 212/95-96)
  2. Independent Police Complaints Council Bill
    (LegCo Paper No. LS 211/95-96)
  3. Patents Bill
    (LegCo Paper No. LS 199/95-96)
  4. Equal Opportunities (Family Responsibility, Sexuality and Age) Bill - Member's Bill introduced by Mr LAU Chin-shek
    Equal Opportunities (Race) Bill - Member's Bill introduced by Mrs Elizabeth WONG (LegCo Paper No. LS 206/95-96) Mass Transit Railway Corporation (Amendment) Bill 1996 Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (Amendment) Bill 1996 - Member's Bill introduced by Mr SIN Chung-kai
    (LegCo Paper No. LS 204/95-96)
  5. Sex and Disability Discrimination (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 1996 - Member's Bill introduced by Miss Christine LOH
    (LegCo Paper No. LS 205/95-96)
VI.Business for the LegCo sitting on 2 and 3 October 1996
Governor's Policy Address and Governor's Question Time on Policy Address
VII.Report of Panels/Bills Committees/Subcommittees
Report of the Panel on Public Service - Inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the retirement of Mr LEUNG Ming-yin, former Director of Immigration
(LegCo Paper No. CB(2) 2121/95-96)
VIII.Any Other Business
  1. Chairmanship of Panels and other committees
    To be raised by Chairman.
  2. Representations about Urban Council's proposal to resume staging a limited number of pop concerts at the Hong Kong Stadium
    (LegCo Paper No. CP 300/95-96)
  3. Black Point 400 kV Power Transmission System
    A letter from Miss Emily LAU is attached.
  4. Population policy
    To be raised by Miss Emily LAU.
    On 9 August 1996, the Panel on Housing and the Panel on Planning, Lands and Works were briefed by the Administration on the subject on "The Territorial Development Strategy Review"
    The issue of population policy was raised at the briefing session. Members noted that no particular policy branch was responsible for this policy area and considered a need for the issue to be raised with the Chief Secretary.
  5. Frequent absence of Duty Roster Members in meetings with overseas visitors
    A letter from Mr Fred LI Wah-ming is attached.
  6. The Diaoyu Islands incident
    A letter from Mr Fred LI Wah-ming is attached.

Legislative Council Secretariat
18 September 1996

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