PLC Paper No. CB(2) 1017(01)

Provisional Legislative Council
Panel on Security

Outstanding Items for Discussion
(as at 16.2.1998)

A. Items proposed by members

  1. Follow-up on protection of safety of civil servants against violence in the course of their duty
  2. Proposed by the Chairman on 18 September 1997. The subject of personal safety of civil servants while on duty, arising from the assault cases of Land Executives, was discussed by the Public Service Panel at its meeting on 22 September 1997 to which members of the Security Panel were invited.

    Members to decide whether it is necessary to follow-up on the issue.

  3. 2. Domestic violence cases
  4. Proposed by the Chairman on 16 October and 15 December 1997. She is concerned about the upward trend of domestic violence cases resulting in the death/injury of spouses and children. She proposes to discuss the Administration's handling of wife battering and child abuse cases and the penalty for committing such offences.

  5. Protection of witness
  6. Proposed by the Chairman on 17 November 1997. She proposes to discuss the arrangement of progress of protection of witness with specific regard to :

    1. Identification procedure and anonymity of witness to those being identified.

    2. Successful applicants of witness protection programme, and percentage of acceptance and appeal.

B. Items proposed by the Administration

1. Follow-up to issues of Vietnamese Refugees/Vietnamese Migrants/Vietnamese Illegal Immigrants Mar 1998

Provisional Legislative Council Secretariat
16 February 1998