Provisional Legislative Council

PLC Paper No. 62

Ref : PLC/C/3

Minutes of the Meeting of the Provisional Legislative Council held on Tuesday 1 July 1997 at 2:45 am

Members present:

The Hon Mrs Rita FAN, JP
The Hon WONG Siu-yee
The Hon James TIEN Pei-chun, JP
The Hon David CHU Yu-lin
The Hon HO Sai-chu, JP
The Hon Edward HO Sing-tin, JP
Dr Hon Raymond HO Chung-tai, JP
The Hon NG Leung-sing
Prof Hon NG Ching-fai
The Hon Eric LI Ka-cheung, JP
Dr Hon David LI Kwok-po, JP
The Hon LEE Kai-ming
The Hon Allen LEE, JP
The Hon Mrs Elsie TU, GBM
The Hon Mrs Selina CHOW, JP
The Hon Mrs Peggy LAM, JP
The Hon Henry WU
The Hon NGAI Shiu-kit, JP
The Hon Henry TANG Ying-yen, JP
The Hon Ronald ARCULLI, JP
The Hon YUEN Mo
The Hon MA Fung-kwok
The Hon CHEUNG Hon-chung
Dr Hon Mrs TSO WONG Man-yin
The Hon LEUNG Chun-ying, JP
Dr Hon LEONG Che-hung, JP
The Hon Mrs Sophie LEUNG LAU Yau-fun, JP
The Hon MOK Ying-fan
The Hon HUI Yin-fat, JP
The Hon CHAN Choi-hi
The Hon CHAN Yuen-han
The Hon CHAN Wing-chan
The Hon CHAN Kam-lam
The Hon TSANG Yok-sing
The Hon CHENG Kai-nam
The Hon Frederick FUNG Kin-kee
The Hon Andrew WONG Wang-fat, JP
Dr Hon Philip WONG Yu-hong
The Hon Kennedy WONG Ying-ho
The Hon Howard YOUNG, JP
Dr Hon Charles YEUNG Chun-kam
The Hon YEUNG Yiu-chung
The Hon IP Kwok-him
The Hon CHIM Pui-chung
The Hon Bruce LIU Sing-lee
The Hon LAU Kong-wah
The Hon LAU Wong-fat, JP
The Hon Mrs Miriam LAU Kin-yee, JP
The Hon Ambrose LAU Hon-chuen, JP
The Hon CHOY Kan-pui, JP
The Hon Paul CHENG Ming-fun, JP
The Hon CHENG Yiu-tong
Dr Hon TANG Siu-tong, JP
The Hon Timothy FOK Tsun-ting
The Hon KAN Fook-yee
The Hon NGAN Kam-chuen
The Hon LO Suk-ching
Dr Hon LAW Cheung-kwok
The Hon TAM Yiu-chung, JP

Public Officer in attendance:

The Honourable Miss Elsie LEUNG Oi-sie, JP
The Secretary for Justice

Clerk in attendance:

Ms NG Man-wah, Pauline,
Clerk to the Provisional Legislative Council

Address by the President

The President addressed the Council.


First Reading

Hong Kong Reunification Bill

The Bill was read the first time and ordered to be set down for Second Reading pursuant to Rule 53(3) of the Rules of Procedure.

Second Reading

Hong Kong Reunification Bill

The Secretary for Justice moved the Second Reading and addressed the Council.

The President stated that in accordance with Rule 65(3)(a) of the Rules of Procedure, the Second Reading debate on the Bill should be proceeded with immediately. Question on the Second Reading proposed.

20 Members spoke on the motion.

The Secretary for Justice replied.

Question on Second Reading put and agreed to.

Bill read the second time and committed to a Committee of the whole Council.

Committee Stage

The Council went into Committee and considered the Hong Kong Reunification Bill.

Question that the following clauses and schedules stand part of the Bill proposed.

Question on clauses 1 to 32 put and agreed to.

Question on item 1 in schedule 1 put and agreed to.

Question on items 2, 3 and 4 in schedule 1 put and agreed to.

Question on items 5, 6 and 7 in schedule 1 put and agreed to.

Question on item 8 in schedule 1 put and agreed to.

Question on item 9 in schedule 1 put and agreed to.

Question on items 10, 11, 12 and 13 in schedule 1 put and agreed to.

Question on schedule 2 put and agreed to.

Question on the preamble put and agreed to.

The Council then resumed.

Third Reading

The Secretary for Justice reported that

the Hong Kong Reunification Bill

had passed through Committee without amendment. She moved that the Bill be read the third time and do pass.

Question on the Third Reading proposed, put and agreed to.

Bill read the third time and passed.

Next meeting

The President declared that the next meeting of the Council would be held on 9 July 1997 at 2:30 pm.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:55 am.

(Mrs Rita FAN)
August 1997

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