Legislative Council

LC Paper No. LS 279/98-99

Paper for the House Committee Meeting
of the Legislative Council
on 24 September 1999

Legal Service Division Report on
Subsidiary Legislation Gazette on 17 September 1999

Date of Tabling in LegCo :6 October 1999
Amendment to be made by : 3 November 1999 (or 10 November 1999 if extended by resolution)

Gas Safety Ordinance (Cap. 51)
Gas Safety (Installation and Use and Miscellaneous) (Amendment) Regulation 1999 (L.N. 222)

The amending regulation amends the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations and Gas Safety (Miscellaneous) Regulations under the Gas Safety Ordinance (Cap. 51) from a day to be appointed by the Secretary for Economic Services.

The amendments are essentially measures to strengthen the safety of gas water heaters. Their more important aspects are to prohibit the sale, supply and installation of all flueless gas water heaters. As for the use of a flueless gas water heater to serve a bathroom or shower, a grace period of 3 months will be provided for existing heaters.

LegCo Brief ECON 1/2361/82(99) Pt.4 issued by the Economic Services Bureau and dated 17 September 1999 is relevant.

Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Ordinance (Cap. 525)
Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters (France) Order (Cap. 525 Sub. Leg.) (Commencement) Notice 1999 (L.N. 223)

This Notice appoints 29 September 1999 as the day on which the Order shall come into operation.

Prepared by

CHEUNG Ping-kam, Arthur
Assistant Legal Adviser
Legislative Council Secretariat
21 September 1999