House Committee of the Legislative Council
37th meeting on 2 July 1999


  1. Confirmation of the minutes of the 36th meeting held on 25 June 1999

  2. (LC Paper No. CB(2) 2426/98-99 to follow)

  3. Matters arising

    1. Report by the Chairman on his meeting with the Chief Secretary for Administration

    2. Port Control (Cargo Working Areas) (Amendment) (No.2) Regulation 1999

    3. Lingnan University Bill

  4. Business arising from previous Council meetings

    1. Legal Service Division's reports on bills referred to the House Committee in accordance with Rule 54(4)

      1. Legal Practitioners (Amendment) Bill 1999
        (LC Paper No. LS 219/98-99 to follow)

      2. Adaptation of Laws (No. 17) Bill 1999
        (LC Paper No. LS 216/98-99 to follow)

      3. Dangerous Drugs, Independent Commission Against Corruption and Police Force (Amendment) Bill 1999
        (LC Paper No. LS 215/98-99 to follow)

      4. Prevention of Child Pornography Bill
        (LC Paper No. LS 221/98-99 to follow)

      5. Crimes (Amendment) Bill 1999
        (LC Paper No. LS 222/98-99 to follow)

    2. Legal Service Division's report on subsidiary legislation tabled in Council on 30 June 1999 (gazetted on 25 June 1999)
      (LC Paper No. LS 234/98-99 to follow)

  5. Business for the Council meeting on 14 July 1999

    1. Questions
      (LC Paper No. CB(3)1823/98-99)

    2. Bills - First and Second Readings

      Adaptation of Laws (No. 20) Bill 1999

    3. Bills - resumption of debate on Second Reading, Committee Stage and Third Reading

      1. Road Tunnels (Government) (Amendment) Bill 1999

      2. Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill 1998

      3. Occupational Retirement Schemes (Amendment) Bill 1999

      4. Insurance Companies (Amendment) Bill 1999

      5. Factories and Industrial Undertakings (Amendment) Bill 1999

      6. Supplementary Appropriation (1998-99) Bill 1999

      7. Disciplined Services Welfare Funds Legislation (Amendment) Bill 1999

    4. Government motions

      1. Resolution under section 7 of the Factories and Industrial Undertakings Ordinance (Cap. 59) - to be moved by the Secretary for Education and Manpower
        (LC Paper No. LS 229/98-99 to follow)

      2. Resolution under section 4(2) of the Dutiable Commodities Ordinance (Cap. 109) - to be moved by the Secretary for the Treasury
        (LC Paper No. LS 235/98-99 to follow)

      3. Resolution under section 59A of the Immigration Ordinance (Cap.115) - to be moved by the Secretary for Security

    5. Members' motions

      1. Motion on "Legal problems concerning the millennium bug"

        The above motion to be moved by Hon Jasper TSANG Yok-sing. Draft wording of the motion attached.

      2. Motion on "Assisting the development of small and medium-sized enterprises"

        The above motion to be moved by Hon HUI Cheung-ching. Wording of the motion to follow.

  6. Reports

    1. Position report on Bills Committees/subcommittees
      (LC Paper No. CB(2)2419/98-99)

    2. Report of the Bills Committee on Legislative Council (Amendment) Bill 1999
      (LC Paper No. CB(2)2418/98-99 (Chinese version to follow))

    3. Report of the Bills Committee on Chinese Medicine Bill Verbal report by Hon HO Sai-chu.

    4. Report of the Parliamentary Liaison Subcommittee
      (LC Paper No. CB(3)1728/98-99 to follow)

  7. Any other business

Legislative Council Secretariat
29 June 1999