Legislative Council

LC Paper No. LS 157/98-99

Paper for the House Committee Meeting
of the Legislative Council
on 16 April 1999

Legal Service Division Report on
Subsidiary Legislation Gazetted on 9 April 1999

Date of Tabling in LegCo :21 April 1999
Amendment to be made by :19 May 1999 (or 26 May 1999 if extended by resolution)

Country Parks Ordinance (Cap. 208)
Ma Shi Chau (Special Area) Order 1999 (L.N. 93)

The Chief Executive designates 4 areas of Government land in Tolo Harbour on Ma Shi Chau, Yeung Chau, Centre Island and the unnamed island about 100 metres northeast of the shore of Yim Tin Tsai near Sam Mun Tsai New Village as a Special Area for the purposes of the Country Parks Ordinance (Cap. 208). The designation of a Special Area means that the Area will be under the control and management of the Country and Marine Parks Authority who is the Director of Agriculture and Fisheries.

The Area is well known for its rich geological features, fossils and nesting site for egrets. After designation as a Special Area, the Authority will be able to conserve and protect the geological and ecological features of the Area for purposes of nature conservation and outdoor education.

The proposal was endorsed by the Country and Marine Parks Board. The Tai Po Rural Committee and the Tai Po District Board have been consulted. No objection to the proposed designation had been raised.

Members may refer to the LegCo Brief issued by the Planning, Environment and Lands Bureau in April 1999 for background information.

Public Health and Municipal Services Ordinance (Cap. 132)
Public Health and Municipal Services Ordinance (Public Pleasure Grounds) (Amendment of Fourth Schedule) (No. 4) Order 1999 (L.N. 94)

The Provisional Regional Council has made an Order setting aside the Ma On Shan Sports Ground, Sheung Kwai Chung Garden, Tai Po Shuen Wan Temporary Golf Driving Range, Ting Kau Garden and Tsing King Road Garden as public pleasure grounds in the Regional Council area.

Interpretation and General Clauses Ordinance (Cap. 1)
Rectification of Errors Order 1999 (L.N. 95)

This Order rectifies a number of typographical errors appearing in various ordinances, subsidiary legislation and resolution. No changes to the effect of any of the affected provisions is intended by this Order.

Prepared by

Ho Ying-chu, Anita
Assistant Legal Adviser
Legislative Council Secretariat
12 April 1999