House Committee
1996/97 Session

Meeting Agenda

Date :18 April 1997
Time:After FC Meeting

Item No. Subject
I.Confirmation of minutes of meeting held on 11 April 1997
(LegCo Paper No. CB(2) 1830/96-97)

II.Matters arising
  1. Report on Chairman's meeting with the Chief Secretary

  2. Air Pollution Control (Construction Dust) Regulation

  3. Noise Control (Amendment) Bill 1997

III.Legal Service Division report on the subsidiary legislation tabled in the Legislative Council on 16 April 1997 (gazetted on 11 April 1997)
(LegCo Paper No. LS 167/96-97)

IV.Further reports by the Legal Service Division on outstanding bill

  1. Hong Kong Institute of Housing Bill - Member's Bill introduced by Mr Edward HO
    (LegCo Paper No. LS 168/96-97)

  2. Auxiliary Medical Service Bill
    Civil Aid Service Bill
    (LegCo Paper No. LS 172/96-97)

  3. Security and Guarding Services (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 1997 - Member's Bill introduced by Mr CHAN Wing-chan
    (LegCo Paper No. LS 173/96-97)

  4. The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (Amendment) Bill 1997 - Member's Bill introduced by Mr Paul CHENG
    (LegCo Paper No. LS 159/96-97)

V.Legal Service Division report on bills referred to the House Committee under Standing Order 42(3A)

  1. Cross-Harbour Tunnel (Cross-Habour Tunnel Regulations) (Amendment) Bill 1997
    Eastern Harbour Crossing (Eastern Harbour Crossing Road Tunnel Regulations) (Amendment) Bill 1997
    Tate's Cairn Tunnel (Tate's Cairn Tunnel Regulations) (Amendment) Bill 1997
    (Member's Bills introduced by Mr IP Kwok-him)
    (LegCo Paper No. LS 169/96-97)

  2. Occupational Deafness (Compensation) (Amendment) Bill 1997 - Member's Bill introduced by Mr LEUNG Yiu-chung
    (LegCo Paper No. LS 171/96-97)

  3. Smoking (Public Health) (Amendment) Bill 1997 - Member's Bill introduced by Dr LEONG Che-hung
    (LegCo Paper No. LS 170/96-97)

VI.Further business for the LegCo sitting on 23 April 1997

  1. Motion Resolution under section 34(2) of the Interpretation and General Clauses Ordinance (Cap. 1) - to be moved by Mr IP Kwok-him
    Wording of the motion attached.

  2. Bills - 1st and 2nd Readings

    1. Smoking (Public Health) (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 1997

    2. Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Bill

    3. Interception of Communications Bill - to be introduced by Mr James TO

    4. Unfair Dismissal Bill - to be introduced by Mr LEUNG Yiu-chung

  3. Bills - resumption of debate on 2nd Reading, Committee Stage and 3rd Reading

    1. Social Workers Registration Bill

    2. Coroners Bill

    3. Administration of Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) (No. 2) Bill 1997

    4. Crimes (Amendment) Bill 1997

VII.Business for the LegCo sitting on 30 April 1997

  1. Questions
    (LegCo Paper No. CB(3) 849/96-97)

  2. Statement
    No statement has yet been notified.

  3. Government Motion
    No motion has yet been notified.

  4. Bills - 1st and 2nd Readings

    1. Marriage and Children (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 1997

    2. Merchant Shipping (Liability and Compensation For Oil Pollution) (Amendment) Bill 1997

    3. Trustee (Amendment) Bill 1997

    4. The Open Learning Institute of Hong Kong (Amendment) Bill 1997

    5. Factories and Industrial Undertakings (Amendment) Bill 1997

    6. Child Abduction and Custody Bill

  5. Motion debate on "Vetting of applications from residents in the Mainland for settlement in Hong Kong"
    The above motion (attached) will be moved by Dr LAW Chi-kwong.

  6. Motion debate on "Services for mental patients and ex-mental patients"
    The above motion will be moved by Dr HUANG Chen-ya. Wording already considered at the last meeting.

VIII.Advance information on motion debates for the LegCo sitting on 7 May 1997

  1. Motion debate on "Welfare for elderly"
    The above motion will be moved by Mr CHAN Wing-chan.

  2. Motion debate on "Mother tongue education"
    The above motion will be moved by Mrs Selina CHOW.

IX.Reports of Panels/Bills Committees/Subcommittees

  1. Report of the Bills Committee on Education (Amendment) Bill 1996
    (LegCo Paper No. CB(1) 1275/96-97)

  2. Report of the Bills Committee on Child Care Centres (Amendment) Bill 1996
    Verbal report by Mr Howard YOUNG, Chairman of Bills Committee.

  3. Report of the Panel on Broadcasting, Culture and Sport - Places of Public Entertainment (Amendment) Bill 1997
    Verbal report by Mr Lawrence YUM, Panel Chairman.

X. Position reports on Bills Committees and Subcommittees and Bills which must be passed before 1 July 1997
(LegCo Papers Nos. CB(2) 1866 and 1832/96-97)

XI.Any Other Business

  1. Interception of Communications Bill

    To be raised by Miss Emily LAU.
    Miss LAU wishes to seek the House Committee's view regarding the early introduction of the Bill.

  2. Nurses Registration (Amendment) Bill 1997

    To be raised by Mr Michael HO.
    Mr HO wishes to seek the House Committee's agreement to refer the Bill to the Panel on Health Services.
    The following documents are attached -

    1. submission dated 19 February 1997 from the Hong Kong Nurses (Public Service) General Union (Chinese version only);

    2. the Administration and the Hong Kong Nursing Board's replies dated 14 and 27 March 1997 to (i);

    3. submission dated 25 March 1997 from four nurses associations (Chinese version only); and

    4. the Administration's reply dated 9 April 1997 to (iii).

  3. Governor's Question Time on 24 April 1997

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