Legislative Council

LC Paper No. LS 35/98-99

Paper for the House Committee Meeting
of the Legislative Council
on 25 September 1998

Legal Service Division Report on Subsidiary Legislation Gazetted on 18 September 1998

Date of Tabling in LegCo :23 September 1998

Amendment to be made by :21 October 1998 (or 4 November 1998 if extended by resolution)

Prevention of Bribery Ordinance (Cap. 201)
Prevention of Bribery Ordinance (Amendment of Schedule) (No. 3) Order 1998(L.N. 313)

This Order amends the Schedule to the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance (Cap. 201) to specify The Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited and Hong Kong Note Printing Limited as public bodies under the Ordinance. The legal effect of this Order is to apply certain provisions of the Ordinance to govern these two companies, their employees and members.

Members may refer to LegCo Brief File Ref. B1/27 issued by the Financial Services Bureau on 16 September 1998 for background information.

Official Languages Ordinance (Cap. 5)
Official Languages (Alteration of Text under Section 4D) (No. 2) Order 1998 (L.N. 315)

This Order makes formal alterations to the Chinese texts of certain Ordinances and subsidiary legislation to achieve consistency with the Chinese equivalents of certain expressions, short titles and citations of legislation.

The Order shall come into operation on 5 November 1998.
Public Health and Municipal Services Ordinance (Cap. 132)

Public Health and Municipal Services Ordinance (Public Pleasure Grounds) (Amendment of Fourth Schedule) (No. 3) Order 1998 (L.N. 316)

This Order (a) sets aside certain places for use as public pleasure grounds in the Urban Council area and (b) provides that specified places shall cease to be public pleasure grounds. The legal effect is to vest the management and control of the new public pleasure grounds in the Provisional Urban Council.

Employees Retraining Ordinance (Cap. 423)
Employees Retraining Ordinance (Amendment of Schedule 2) Notice 1998 (L.N. 317)

By this Notice, the Employees Retraining Board adds three organizations to the list of training bodies capable of providing or conducting retraining courses and supplementary retraining programmes for the purpose of training or retraining trainees to acquire new or enhanced vocational skills or to facilitate their employment.

Prepared by
Wong Sze-man, Bernice
Assistant Legal Adviser
Legislative Council Secretariat
21 September 1998