LegCo Paper No. CB(2) 898/96-97(01)
LegCo Panel on Security
Outstanding Items for Discussion
(as at 9.1.1997)
A. Items raised by Members
1. Deployment of Mainland Troops in Hong Kong
Members decided at the Panel meeting on 29.1.1996 that this would be a standing item for discussion once every two months as from the April meeting.
2. Follow-up on Issues of Non-Chinese Ethnic Minorities
- At the Panel meeting on 30.9.1996, the Chairman concluded that the Panel would consider the way forward when the Secretary for Securitys reply to the oral question raised by Hon Emily LAU at the LegCo Sitting on 9.10.1996 was available. An extract from the relevant draft Hansard was issued to Members under LegCo Paper No. CB(2) 367/96-97(01).
- The Indian Resources Groups response dated 14.10.1996 attaching a copy of its submission to the Governor has been circulated to Members under LegCo Paper No. CB(2) 184/96-97. It would appreciate LegCos feedback on the points raised.
- The Governors reply dated 19 November 1996 to the Chairman of the House Committee (HC) on the above subject was circulated to Members under LegCo Paper No. CB(2) 499/96-97.
- Public Relations Adviser of LegCo London Office has advised that a Bill entitled "British Nationality (Hong Kong) Bill" was introduced into the House of Lords by Lord Willoughby de Broke on 19 November 1996. The Bill seeks to secure British nationality for the non-Chinese ethnic minorities in Hong Kong. The Bill received its Second Reading on 12 December 1996 and was scheduled for Committee stage on 13 January 1997.
(e) As agreed by Members at the HC meeting on 29 November 1996, the Chairman of the HC wrote to the Queen and the Prime Minister on 11 December 1996 to pursue further the issue of granting British citizenship to the ethnic minorities. The reply dated 24 December 1996 from the Rt Hon Jeremy HANLEY, the Minister of State, on behalf of the Queen and the Prime Minister was circulated to members under LegCo Paper No. CB(2) 871/96-97.
3. The Interpretation and General Clauses (Amendment) Bill 1995
The Administration will conduct a review on whether the Drug Trafficking (Recovery of Proceeds) Ordinance and the Organised and Serious Crime Ordinance should be exempted from the provisions of the Bill one year after the provisions are brought into effect in early 1996. It will revert to the Panel upon conclusion of the review in early 1997.
4. The Prevention of Bribery (Miscellaneous Provisions) (No. 2) Bill 1995
The Bills Committee on the Prevention of Bribery (Miscellaneous Provisions) (No. 2) Bill 1995 has referred the following issues to the Panel :
- request for discussion papers of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC)s Review Committee;
- ICACs power of arrest and procedure after arrest;
- coordination between the ICAC and the Police;
- bribery in relation to auctions; and
- the territorial scope of section 9 of the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance.
5. Harassment and Intimidation by Private Developers on Residents in the New Territories
Raised by Hon Zachary WONG at the Panel meeting on 28.10.1996. A brief note from Mr WONG is attached at Annex 1.
6. Permanent Residency after 1997
Members decided at the Panel meeting on 28.10.1996 that this would be a standing item for discussion once every two months.
(To be discussed on 10.2.1997.)
7. Interception of Communications Bill
Raised by the Chairman on 11.12.1996. He would like to brief the Panel on the above Members Bill which would be introduced into the Legislative Council in early 1997.
8. Abuse of Power by Police Officers
Raised by Hon Zachary WONG on 13.12.1996. A brief note from Mr WONG is attached at Annex 2.
B. Items proposed by the Secretary for Security
The Secretary for Security proposed to discuss the following item in future Panel meeting :
1. Transfer of Defence Responsibility
9 January 1997
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