Bills Committee on
District Court (Amendment) Bill 1999

Seventh meeting to be held on Monday, 6 March 2000
at 2:30 pm in Conference Room B of the Legislative Council Building


  1. Confirmation of minutes of meeting

  2. LC Paper No. CB(2)1169/99-00 - minutes of meeting on 21 December 1999 (issued)

  3. Matters arising

  4. LC Paper No. CB(2)1242/99-00(01) - List of issues raised by the Bills Committee (attached)

    LC Paper No. CB(2)1242/99-00(02) - List of papers previously issued (attached)

    LC Paper No. CB(2)1214/99-00(01) - paper provided by the Administration on "New civil procedure on 'standard discovery'" (issued)

    LC Paper No. CB(2)1214/99-00(02) - paper provided by the Administration on "Interim assessment and payment of costs" (issued)

    LC Paper No. CB(2)1214/99-00(03) - paper provided by the Administration on "Jurisdiction on probate matters" (issued)

    LC Paper No. CB(2)1214/99-00(04) - Administration's response to the proposals put forward by Munro, Claypole and Reeves (issued)

    LC Paper No. CB(2)1214/99-00(05) - paper provided by the Administration on "Manpower resources, waiting time and caseload of the High Court" (issued)

    LC Paper No. CB(2)1242/99-00(03) - paper provided by the Administration on "Transfer of proceedings between courts" (attached)

  5. Clause by clause examination of the Bill

    1. the Bill;

    2. marked-up copy of the Bill (LC Paper No. CB(2)420/99-00(02));

    3. comparison between the provisions of the Bill and the Ordinance (LC Paper No. CB(2)672/99-00(03));

    4. Report of the Kempster Working Party on Amendment to the District Court Ordinance and Civil Procedure (General) and (Forms) Rules (Cap. 336) (LC Paper No. CB(2)1196/99-00); and

    5. LC Paper No. CB(2)1242/99-00(04) - Part II of a comparison table provided by the Administration on provisions in the Bill, the Bill prepared by the Kempster Working Party and the District Court Ordinance (commencing from proposed section 48) (attached)

  6. Date of next meeting

  7. The next meeting will be held on 13 March 2000 at 10:45 am.

Legislative Council Secretariat
1 March 2000