LC Paper No. CB(3) 54/99-00


No. 1
Minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 6 October 1999 at 2:30 pm


The Hon TUNG Chee-hwa, JP
The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Members present:

The Hon Mrs Rita FAN, GBS, JP

The Hon Kenneth TING Woo-shou, JP
The Hon James TIEN Pei-chun, JP
The Hon David CHU Yu-lin
The Hon HO Sai-chu, SBS, JP
The Hon Cyd HO Sau-lan
The Hon Edward HO Sing-tin, SBS, JP
The Hon Albert HO Chun-yan
The Hon Michael HO Mun-ka
Ir Dr the Hon Raymond HO Chung-tai, JP
The Hon LEE Wing-tat
The Hon LEE Cheuk-yan
The Hon Eric LI Ka-cheung, JP
The Hon LEE Kai-ming, SBS, JP
Dr the Hon David LI Kwok-po, JP
The Hon Fred LI Wah-ming, JP
Dr the Hon LUI Ming-wah, JP
The Hon NG Leung-sing
Prof the Hon NG Ching-fai
The Hon Margaret NG
The Hon Mrs Selina CHOW LIANG Shuk-yee, JP
The Hon Ronald ARCULLI, JP
The Hon MA Fung-kwok
The Hon James TO Kun-sun
The Hon CHEUNG Man-kwong
The Hon Ambrose CHEUNG Wing-sum, JP
The Hon HUI Cheung-ching
The Hon Christine LOH
The Hon CHAN Kwok-keung
The Hon CHAN Yuen-han
The Hon Bernard CHAN
The Hon CHAN Wing-chan
The Hon CHAN Kam-lam
Dr the Hon LEONG Che-hung, JP
The Hon Mrs Sophie LEUNG LAU Yau-fun, JP
The Hon LEUNG Yiu-chung
The Hon Gary CHENG Kai-nam, JP
The Hon SIN Chung-kai
The Hon Andrew WONG Wang-fat, JP
Dr the Hon Philip WONG Yu-hong
The Hon WONG Yung-kan
The Hon Jasper TSANG Yok-sing, JP
The Hon Howard YOUNG, JP
Dr the Hon YEUNG Sum
The Hon YEUNG Yiu-chung
The Hon LAU Chin-shek, JP
The Hon LAU Kong-wah
The Hon LAU Wong-fat, GBS, JP
The Hon Mrs Miriam LAU Kin-yee, JP
The Hon Ambrose LAU Hon-chuen, JP
The Hon Emily LAU Wai-hing, JP
The Hon CHOY So-yuk
The Hon Andrew CHENG Kar-foo
The Hon SZETO Wah
The Hon Timothy FOK Tsun-ting, SBS, JP
The Hon LAW Chi-kwong, JP
The Hon TAM Yiu-chung, GBS, JP
The Hon FUNG Chi-kin
Dr the Hon TANG Siu-tong, JP

Member absent:

The Hon Martin LEE Chu-ming, SC, JP

Public officers attending:

The Honourable Mrs Anson CHAN, GBM, JP
The Chief Secretary for Administration

The Honourable Donald TSANG Yam-kuen, JP
The Financial Secretary

The Honourable Elsie LEUNG Oi-sie, JP
The Secretary for Justice

Mr Michael SUEN Ming-yeung, GBS, JP
Secretary for Constitutional Affairs

Mr CHAU Tak-hay, JP
Secretary for Trade and Industry

Mr Gordon SIU Kwing-chue, JP
Secretary for Planning, Environment and Lands

Mr Nicholas NG Wing-fui, JP
Secretary for Transport

Mr Dominic WONG Shing-wah, JP
Secretary for Housing

Mr Joseph WONG Wing-ping, GBS, JP
Secretary for Education and Manpower

Mr KWONG Ki-chi, GBS, JP
Secretary for Information Technology and Broadcasting

Miss Denise YUE Chung-yee, JP
Secretary for the Treasury

Mr LAM Woon-kwong, JP
Secretary for the Civil Service

Mr Stephen IP Shu-kwan, JP
Secretary for Economic Services

Mr David LAN Hong-tsung, JP
Secretary for Home Affairs

Dr YEOH Eng-kiong, JP
Secretary for Health and Welfare

Mrs Regina IP LAU Suk-yee, JP
Secretary for Security

Mr LEE Shing-see, JP
Secretary for Works

Mrs Rebecca LAI KO Wing-yee, JP
Secretary for Financial Services

Dr Edgar CHENG Wai-kin, JP
Head, Central Policy Unit

Mr Alan LAI Nin
Commissioner, Independent Commission Against Corruption
Clerk in attendance:
Mr Ricky FUNG Choi-cheung, JP,
Secretary General

The following papers were laid on the table pursuant to Rule 21(2) of the Rules of Procedure:

Subsidiary LegislationL.N. No.
1.Smoking (Public Health) (Notices) (Amendment) Order 1999 (gazetted on 16.7.1999) 188/99
2.Urban Council Financial (Amendment) Bylaw 1999 (gazetted on 16.7.1999)189/99
3.Estate Agents Ordinance (Cap. 511) (Commencement) Notice 1999 (gazetted on 16.7.1999)190/99
4.Import and Export (General) (Amendment) Regulation 1999 (gazetted on 23.7.1999) 193/99
5.Export (Certificates of Origin) (Amendment) Regulation 1999 (gazetted on 23.7.1999)194/99
6.Import and Export (Fees) (Amendment) Regulation 1999 (gazetted on 23.7.1999) 195/99
7.Import and Export (Amendment) Ordinance 1999 (37 of 1999) (Commencement) Notice 1999 (gazetted on 23.7.1999)196/99
8.Protection of Non-Government Certificates of Origin (Amendment) Ordinance 1999 (38 of 1999) (Commencement) Notice 1999 (gazetted on 23.7.1999)197/99
9.Repeal of Cross-Harbour Tunnel Ordinance and Cross-Harbour Tunnel (Passage Tax) Ordinance (Savings, Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Regulation (gazetted on 23.7.1999) 198/99
10.Merchant Shipping (Prevention and Control of Pollution) (Specification of Substances) (Amendment) Order 1999 (gazetted on 23.7.1999)199/99
11.Industrial Training (Clothing Industry) Ordinance (Amendment of Schedule 2) Order 1999 (gazetted on 23.7.1999)200/99
12.Environmental Impact Assessment Ordinance (Amendment of Schedule 2) Order 1999 (gazetted on 30.7.1999)205/99
13.Commodities Trading (Trading Limits and Position Limits) (Amendment) Rules 1999 (gazetted on 30.7.1999)206/99
14.Prohibition of Feeding of Wild Animals Notice 1999 (gazetted on 30.7.1999)207/99
15.Wild Animals Protection Ordinance (Amendment of Schedule 6) Notice 1999 (gazetted on 30.7.1999)208/99
16.Public Health (Animals and Birds) (Disease) Declaration (gazetted on 30.7.1999) 209/99
17.Legislative Council (Amendment) Ordinance 1999 (48 of 1999) (Commencement) Notice 1999 (gazetted on 30.7.1999)210/99
18.Lingnan University Ordinance (54 of 1999) (Commencement) Notice 1999 (gazetted on 30.7.1999)211/99
19.Pharmacy and Poisons (Amendment) Regulation 1999 (L.N. 202 of 1999) (Commencement) Notice 1999 (gazetted on 30.7.1999)212/99
20.Poisons List (Amendment) Regulation 1999 (L.N. 203 of 1999) (Commencement) Notice 1999 (gazetted on 30.7.1999)213/99
21.Chinese Medicine Ordinance (47 of 1999) (Commencement) Notice 1999 (gazetted on 6.8.1999)214/99
22.Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Ordinance (Amendment of Schedule) Order 1999 (gazetted on 6.8.1999)215/99
23.Securities (Miscellaneous) (Amendment) Rules 1999 (gazetted on 13.8.1999) 216/99
24.Solicitors (Professional Indemnity) (Amendment) Rules 1999 (gazetted on 20.8.1999)218/99
25.Estate Agents (Determination of Commission Disputes) Regulation (L.N. 125 of 1999) (Commencement) Notice 1999 (gazetted on 20.8.1999)219/99
26.Tax Reserve Certificates (Rate of Interest) (No. 5) Notice 1999 (gazetted on 3.9.1999)220/99
27.Import and Export (Fees) (Amendment) Regulation 1999 (L.N. 195 of 1999) (Commencement) Notice 1999 (gazetted on 3.9.1999)221/99
28.Gas Safety (Installation and Use and Miscellaneous) (Amendment) Regulation 1999 (gazetted on 17.9.1999)222/99
29.Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters (France) Order (Cap. 525 Sub. Leg.) (Commencement) Notice 1999 (gazetted on 17.9.1999)223/99
30.Water Pollution Control (North Western Supplementary Water Control Zone) Order (gazetted on 24.9.1999)224/99
31.Water Pollution Control (Second Southern Supplementary Water Control Zone) Order (gazetted on 24.9.1999)225/99
32.Water Pollution Control (North Western Supplementary Water Control Zone) (Appointed Days) Order (gazetted on 24.9.1999)226/99
33.Water Pollution Control (Second Southern Supplementary Water Control Zone) (Appointed Days) Order (gazetted on 24.9.1999)227/99
34.Statement of Water Quality Objectives (North Western Supplementary Water Control Zone) (gazetted on 24.9.1999)228/99
35.Statement of Water Quality Objectives (Second Southern Supplementary Water Control Zone) (gazetted on 24.9.1999)229/99
36.Airport Authority Ordinance (Map of Restricted Area) Order (gazetted on 24.9.1999)230/99
37.Prisons (Amendment) Order 1999(gazetted on 24.9.1999)231/99
38.Designation of Libraries (Urban Council Area) Order 1999 (gazetted on 24.9.1999) 232/99
39.Public Health and Municipal Services Ordinance (Public Markets) (Designation and Amendment of Tenth Schedule) (No. 5) Order 1999 (gazetted on 24.9.1999)233/99
40.Declaration of Markets in the Urban Council Area (Amendment) (No. 3) Declaration 1999 (gazetted on 24.9.1999)234/99
41.Shipping and Port Control (Typhoon Shelters) Regulations (Amendment of Schedule) Order 1999 (gazetted on 24.9.1999)235/99
42.Shipping and Port Control (Dwelling Vessels) (Closed Areas) Order 1999 (gazetted on 24.9.1999)236/99
43.Shipping and Port Control (Closure of Waters) Notice 1999 (gazetted on 24.9.1999)237/99
44.Occupational Retirement Schemes (Member's Request for Information on Scheme Assets) (Amendment) Rules 1999 (gazetted on 24.9.1999)238/99
45.Companies (Amendment) Ordinance 1999 (30 of 1999) (Commencement) Notice 1999 (gazetted on 24.9.1999)239/99
46.Construction Sites (Safety) (Amendment) Regulation 1998 (L.N. 76 of 1999) (Commencement) Notice 1999 (gazetted on 24.9.1999)240/99
47.Public Health and Municipal Services Ordinance (Civic Centres) (Amendment of Thirteenth Schedule) Order 1999 (gazetted on 30.9.1999)241/99
48.Reformatory School (Establishment) (Consolidation) (Amendment) Order 1999 (gazetted on 30.9.1999)242/99
49.Places of Detention (Juvenile Offenders) Appointment (Consolidation) (Amendment) Order 1999 (gazetted on 30.9.1999)243/99
50.Protection of Children and Juveniles (Places of Refuge) (Amendment) Order 1999 (gazetted on 30.9.1999)244/99
51.Remand Home (Amendment) Rules 1999 (gazetted on 30.9.1999)245/99
52.Tax Reserve Certificates (Rate of Interest) (No. 6) Notice 1999 (gazetted on 30.9.1999)246/99
53.Midwives Registration (Amendment) Ordinance 1997 (61 of 1997) (Commencement) Notice 1999 (gazetted on 30.9.1999)247/99

The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region presents the Policy Address to the Council

The Chief Executive presented the 1999 Policy Address to the Council.

Next meeting

The President declared that the next meeting of the Council would be held on 7 October 1999 at 3:00 pm.

The Council was adjourned at 4:55 pm.

(Mrs Rita FAN)President
Council Chamber
Hong Kong