Provisional Legislative Council

PLC Paper No. CB(3) 668

Minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 18 February 1998 at 2:30 pm

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
The Hon CHOY So-yuk

Public officers attending:

The Honourable Mrs Anson CHAN, JP
The Chief Secretary for Administration

The Honourable Donald TSANG Yam-kuen, JP
The Financial Secretary

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

Mr Michael SUEN Ming-yeung, JP
Secretary for Constitutional Affairs

Mr CHAU Tak-hay, JP
Secretary for Broadcasting, Culture and Sport

Mr Gordon SIU Kwing-chue, JP
Head, Central Policy Unit

Mr Nicholas NG Wing-fui, JP
Secretary for Transport

Mr Dominic WONG Shing-wah, JP
Secretary for Housing

Mrs Katherine FOK LO Shiu-ching, 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

Mr LAM Woon-kwong, JP
Secretary for the Civil Service

Mr Stephen IP Shu-kwan, JP
Secretary for Economic Services

Mr Benedict KWONG Hon-sang, JP
Secretary for Works

Mr Peter LO Yat-fai, JP
Secretary for Home Affairs

Mr TAM Wing-pong, JP
Secretary for Trade and Industry

Clerk in attendance:

Mr Ricky FUNG Choi-cheung, JP,
Secretary General


The following papers were laid on the table pursuant to Rule 21(2) of the Rules of Procedure:

Subsidiary Legislation L.N. No.
1. Airport Authority (Automated People Mover) (Safety) Regulation

2. Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) (No.3) Regulation 1998

3. Mass Transit Railway (Transport Interchange) Regulation

4. Tai Lam Tunnel and Yuen Long Approach Road Regulation

5. Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Passports (Appeal Board) Regulation

6. Banking Ordinance (Declaration under section 2(14)(b)) Notice 1998


Sessional Papers

No.72- Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure of the Provisional Urban Council for 1998/99 together with a list of works which it proposes to undertake during 1998/99
No.73- Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure of the Provisional Regional Council for 1998/99 together with a list of works which it proposes to undertake during 1998/99
No. 74- Draft Estimates for the year ending 31 March 1999; Volume IA and Volume IB - General Revenue Account
No.75- Draft Estimates for the year ending 31 March 1999; Volume II - Fund Accounts


Code of Practice on Employment under the Family Status Discrimination Ordinance


Written replies to Questions 1 to 15 were tabled for Members’ information.


First Reading

Appropriation Bill 1998

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

Appropriation Bill 1998

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

Question on the Second Reading proposed. The President stated that in accordance with Rules 68 and 72 of the Rules of Procedure, the debate on the second reading of the Bill was adjourned. The draft Estimates were referred to the Finance Committee for examination, before the debate on the Bill resumed.

Next meeting

The President declared that the next meeting of the Council would be held on 25 February 1998 at 2:30 pm.

The Council was adjourned at 4:15 pm.

(Mrs Rita FAN)
Council Chamber
Hong Kong