LegCo Paper No. CB(3)735/96-97


No. 23 of 1996-97
Minutes of the sitting held on Wednesday 12 March 1997 at 2:30 pm

Members present:

    President -- The Honourable Andrew WONG Wang-fat, OBE, JP
    The Honourable Allen LEE Peng-fei, CBE, JP
    The Honourable Mrs Selina CHOW LIANG Shuk-yee, OBE, JP
    The Honourable Martin LEE Chu-ming, QC, JP
    Dr the Honourable David LI Kwok-po, OBE, LLD(Cantab), JP
    The Honourable NGAI Shiu-kit, OBE, JP
    The Honourable SZETO Wah
    The Honourable Edward HO Sing-tin, OBE, JP
    The Honourable Ronald Joseph ARCULLI, OBE, JP
    The Honourable Mrs Miriam LAU Kin-yee, OBE, JP
    Dr the Honourable Edward LEONG Che-hung, OBE, JP
    The Honourable Albert CHAN Wai-yip
    The Honourable CHEUNG Man-kwong
    The Honourable CHIM Pui-chung
    The Honourable Frederick FUNG Kin-kee
    The Honourable Michael HO Mun-ka
    Dr the Honourable HUANG Chen-ya, MBE
    The Honourable Emily LAU Wai-hing
    The Honourable LEE Wing-tat
    The Honourable Eric LI Ka-cheung, OBE, JP
    The Honourable Fred LI Wah-ming
    The Honourable Henry TANG Ying-yen, JP
    The Honourable James TO Kun-sun
    Dr the Honourable Samuel WONG Ping-wai, OBE, FEng, JP
    Dr the Honourable Philip WONG Yu-hong
    Dr the Honourable YEUNG Sum
    The Honourable Howard YOUNG, JP
    The Honourable Zachary WONG Wai-yin
    The Honourable Christine LOH Kung-wai
    The Honourable James TIEN Pei-chun, OBE, JP
    The Honourable LEE Cheuk-yan
    The Honourable CHAN Kam-lam
    The Honourable CHAN Wing-chan
    The Honourable CHAN Yuen-han
    The Honourable Andrew CHENG Kar-foo
    The Honourable Paul CHENG Ming-fun
    The Honourable CHENG Yiu-tong
    Dr the Honourable Anthony CHEUNG Bing-leung
    The Honourable CHEUNG Hon-chung
    The Honourable CHOY Kan-pui, JP
    The Honourable David CHU Yu-lin
    The Honourable Albert HO Chun-yan
    The Honourable IP Kwok-him
    The Honourable LAU Chin-shek
    The Honourable Ambrose LAU Hon-chuen, JP
    Dr the Honourable LAW Cheung-kwok
    The Honourable LAW Chi-kwong
    The Honourable LEE Kai-ming
    The Honourable LEUNG Yiu-chung
    The Honourable Bruce LIU Sing-lee
    The Honourable LO Suk-ching
    The Honourable MOK Ying-fan
    The Honourable Margaret NG
    The Honourable NGAN Kam-chuen
    The Honourable SIN Chung-kai
    The Honourable TSANG Kin-shing
    Dr the Honourable John TSE Wing-ling
    The Honourable Mrs Elizabeth WONG CHIEN Chi-lien, CBE, ISO, JP
    The Honourable Lawrence YUM Sin-ling

Member absent:

    The Honourable LAU Wong-fat, OBE, JP

Public officers attending:

    The Honourable Mrs Anson CHAN, CBE, JP
    The Chief Secretary
    The Honourable Donald TSANG Yam-kuen, OBE, JP
    The Financial Secretary
    The Honourable Jeremy Fell MATHEWS, CMG, JP
    The Attorney General
    Mr CHAU Tak-hay, CBE, JP
    Secretary for Broadcasting, Culture and Sport
    Mr Gordon SIU Kwing-chue, JP
    Secretary for Transport
    Mr Nicholas NG Wing-fui, JP
    Secretary for Constitutional Affairs
    Mr Dominic WONG Shing-wah, OBE, JP
    Secretary for Housing
    Mrs Katherine FOK LO Shiu-ching, OBE, JP
    Secretary for Health and Welfare
    Mr Rafael HUI Si-yan, JP
    Secretary for Financial Services
    Mr Joseph WONG Wing-ping, JP
    Secretary for Education and Manpower
    Mr Peter LAI Hing-ling, JP
    Secretary for Security
    Mr Bowen LEUNG Po-wing, JP
    Secretary for Planning, Environment and Lands
    Mr KWONG Ki-chi, JP
    Secretary for the Treasury
    Miss Denise YUE Chung-yee, JP
    Secretary for Trade and Industry
    Mr LAM Woon-kwong, JP
    Secretary for the Civil Service
    Mr Stephen IP Shu-kwan, JP
    Secretary for Economic Services
    Mr KWONG Hon-sang,JP
    Secretary for Works
    Mrs Stella HUNG KWOK Wai-ching, JP
    Secretary for Home Affairs

Clerk in attendance:

    Mr Ricky FUNG Choi-cheung
    Secretary General

The following papers were laid on the table pursuant to Standing Order No. 14(2):

Subsidiary LegislationL.N. NO.
1. Legal Aid (Assessment of Resources and Contributions) (Amendment) Regulation 199785/97
2. Telecommunication (Cordless Telephone Apparatus) (Exemption from Licensing) (Amendment) Order 199786/97
3. Official Languages (Alteration of Text) (Trade Descriptions Ordinance) Order 199787/97
4. Banking Ordinance (Amendment of Tenth Schedule) Notice 1997 88/97
5. Official Languages (Authentic Chinese Text) (Yan Chai Hospital Ordinance) Order (C) 22/97
6. Official Languages (Authentic Chinese Text) (International Organizations and Diplomatic Privileges Ordinance) Order(C) 23/97
7. Official Languages (Authentic Chinese Text) (Matilda and War Memorial Hospital Ordinance) Order(C) 24/97
8. Official Languages (Authentic Chinese Text) (Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Ordinance) Order (C) 25/97
9. Official Languages (Authentic Chinese Text) (Pok Oi Hospital Incorporation Ordinance) Order(C) 26/97
10. Official Languages (Authentic Chinese Text) (Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital Incorporation Ordinance) Order(C) 27/97
11. Official Languages (Authentic Chinese Text) (The Prince Philip Dental Hospital Ordinance) Order(C) 28/97
12. Official Languages (Authentic Chinese Text) (Trade Descriptions Ordinance) Order (C) 29/97

Sessional Papers 1996-97

1.No.72 -Draft Estimates for the year ending 31 March 1998; Volume IA and Volume IB - General Revenue Account

2.No.73 -Draft Estimates for the year ending 31 March 1998; Volume II - Fund Accounts


Written replies to Questions 1 to 13 were tabled for Members’ information.

Government Bills

First Reading

Appropriation Bill 1997

The Bill was read the first time and ordered to be set down for Second Reading pursuant to Standing Order No. 41(3).

Second Reading

Appropriation Bill 1997

The Financial Secretary moved the Second Reading and addressed the Council.

Question on the Second Reading proposed. The President stated that in accordance with Standing Orders No.54(2), the debate on the second reading of the above bill was adjourned. The draft Estimates were referred to the Finance Committee for examination, before the debate on the Bill resumed.

Next sitting

In accordance with Standing Orders, the President adjourned the Council until Wednesday 19 March 1997.

Adjourned accordingly at three minutes past four o’clock.

(Andrew WONG)
Council Chamber
Hong Kong

Last Updated on {{PUBLISH AUTO[[DATE("d mmm, yyyy")]]}}