LegCo Paper No. CB(1) 1243/96-97
Ref: CB1/BC/15/96

Bills Committee on Registered Designs Bill

Minutes of the Meeting held on Friday, 4 April 1997, at 2:15 pm in Conference Room B of the Legislative Council Building

Members present :

    Hon Mrs Selina CHOW, OBE, JP (Convenor)
    Hon CHAN Kam-lam
    Hon Ambrose LAU Hon-chuen, JP
    Hon Margaret NG
    Hon SIN Chung-kai

Member absent :

    Dr Hon HUANG Chen-ya, MBE

Clerk in attendance :

    Mrs Constance LI
    Chief Assistant Secretary (Finance Committee)
Staff in attendance :
    Mr CHEUK Wing-cheun
    Senior Assistant Secretary (Finance Committee)2

Election of Chairman

Mr CHAN Kam-lam was elected Chairman of the Bills Committee.

Inviting representations from interested parties

2. In anticipation that the Bills Committee would be activated upon the vacation of a Bills Committee slot after the House Committee meeting on 4 April, the Committee agreed to commence the preparatory work, including inviting interested parties to forward representations to the Committee.

3. The Committee agreed to invite the following organisations which had commented on the draft Bill during the public consultation stage to give submissions and/or oral representations to the Committee : -

Chartered Institute of Patent Agents (UK)

Hong Kong Retail Management Association

Hong Kong Productivity Council

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology

City University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong Institute of Education

Hong Kong Bar Association

4. The Committee also agreed that the Chartered Society of Designers and the Hong Kong Designers Association should also be invited for submissions. Mrs Selina CHOW would name two other organisations for the purpose.

(Post-meeting note : Mrs Selina CHOW suggested the Design Council of Hong Kong and the Design Innovation Hong Kong Limited be added to the list.)

Date of next meeting

5. The next meeting would be held on Thursday, 17 April 1997 at 2:30 pm. Representatives of the Administration would be invited to brief the Committee on the Bill.

6. The meeting ended at 2:30 pm.

Legislative Council Secretariat
9 April 1997

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