LegCo Panel on
Administration of Justice and Legal Services

Meeting on
Tuesday, 19 January 1999 at 4:30 pm
in Conference Room A of the Legislative Council Building

Revised Agenda

I. Confirmation of minutes of meeting on 15 December 1998

LC Paper No. CB(2)1072/98-99 - minutes of meeting on 15 December 1998 (to follow)

II. Items for discussion at the next meeting
(4:30 pm - 4:40 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(2)1067/98-99(01) (attached)

III. Consultation Paper on The Procedure Governing the Admissibility of Confession Statements in Criminal Proceedings
(4:40 pm - 5:30 pm)

Please refer to the Consultation Paper issued by the Law Reform Commission in November 1998.

IV. Jurisdiction of the District Court and Small Claims Tribunal
(5:30 pm - 6:00 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(2)1067/98-99(02) - The Law Society of Hong Kong's submissions on the District Court (Amendment) Bill 1996 (attached) (Chinese version will follow)

*V. Staff proposal on creation of a Principal Government Counsel post in the Prosecutions Division of the Department of Justice
(6:00 pm - 6:30 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(2)1067/98-99(03) - A letter dated 7 January 1999 from the Director of Public Prosecutions to Hon Margaret NG (attached)

LC Paper No. CB(2)1067/98-99(04) - Draft paper for Establishment Subcommittee of Finance Committee on 10 February 1999 (attached)

VI. Any other business

Legislative Council Secretariat
15 January 1999

* All other LegCo Members are invited to attend the meeting for discussion of item V.