LegCo Panel on Housing
List of outstanding items for discussion (1996-97)
Position as at 3 July 1997
- Rehousing policies on demolition of illegal rooftop structures
Referred by Duty Roster Members following a meeting with the Society for Community Organization on 3 July 1996. The deputation proposed that occupants of rooftop structures who did not have alternative accommodation should be rehoused by the Administration in accordance with their eligibility; that occupants ineligible for public housing should be offered temporary housing instead of being sent to transit centres; that Panel members should move a motion debate on the rehousing policy and on the prosecution of such owners; and that the Administration should review the existing policy.
- Assistance for tenants of Government factory buildings displaced through redevelopment
Subsequent to meeting with a group of tenants of the Yuen Long Factory Estate and two case conferences held in November 1995 and March 1996, Duty Roster Members have referred the case to the Panel suggesting a review on:
- the Administration's policy in assisting tenants of Government factory buildings displaced through redevelopment; and
- the basis for arriving at the rate of Exgratia Allowance.
- Fire safety measures for public rental housing estates
Referred by the Security Panel on 14 April 1997. Arising from discussions on measures for improving fire safety for old commercial building, members are concerned about fire safety measures for public rental housing estates.
- Preferential treatment for large business corporations in the leasing of commercial units
The subject was discussed at the LegCo meeting with Kwai Tsing District Board Members on 13 March 1997. Members are concerned that the Housing Department tends to offer favourable terms to large business corporations in the leasing of commercial units which, in their view, is against the principle of fair competition.
- Proposed ex-gratia payment for elderly giving up public rental housing units
At the meeting with Wong Tai Sin District Board members on 22 May 1997, a Wong Tai Sin District Board member suggested offering an ex-gratia payment for elderly who were willing to give up their public rental housing units and retired to live in China. Members have referred the suggestion to the Panel for consideration.
Provisional Legislative Council Secretariat
3 July 1997