LegCo Panel on Administration of Justice and Legal Services

Meeting on
Tuesday, 16 November 1999 at 4:30 pm
in Conference Room A of the Legislative Council Building


I. Confirmation of minutes of meetings

LC Paper No. CB(2)364/99-00 - Minutes of meeting on 5 June 1999 (issued)

LC Paper No. CB(2)365/99-00 - Minutes of meeting on 15 June 1999 (issued)

LC Paper No. CB(2)366/99-00 - Minutes of meeting on 7 October 1999 (issued)

II. Information papers issued since last meeting

LC Paper No. CB(2)151/99-00(01) - Administration's response to points raised by members at the meeting on 13 October 1999 (issued)

LC Paper No. CB(2)187/99-00 - The establishment of an independent legal aid authority (issued)

LC Paper No. CB(2)352/99-00(01) - Review of applicability of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance to state organs in Hong Kong (issued)

III.Items for discussion at the next meeting

LC Paper No. CB(2)379/99-00(01) - List of issues to be considered (attached)

LC Paper No. CB(2)348/99-00 - Member's Bill (Amendments to Legal Aid Ordinance) (issued)

LC Paper No. CB(2)379/99-00(02) - List of follow-up actions required of the Administration (attached)

*IV. Proposed retention of a Deputy Principal Government Counsel (DL2) post in Legal Policy Division of Department of Justice
(4:40 pm - 5:00 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(2)379/99-00(03) - Paper prepared by the Department of Justice (attached)

*V. Proposed creation of a supernumerary post of Assistant Principal Legal Aid Counsel for implementation of an Information System Strategy in the Legal Aid Department
(5:00 pm - 5:20 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(2)379/99-00(04) - Paper prepared by the Legal Aid Department (attached)

#VI. Policy and practice on removal of illegal immigrants
(5:20 pm - 5:55 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(2)379/99-00(05) - Paper prepared by the Hong Kong Bar Association (English version only) (attached)

LC Paper No. CB(2)379/99-00(06) - Paper prepared by the Security Bureau and the Department of Justice (attached)

VII.Independent legal aid authority
(5:55 pm - 6:30 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(2)229/98-99(01) - The Bar Association's views on the need to establish an independent legal aid authority (previously issued and attached)

LC Paper No. CB(2)379/99-00(07) - Paper prepared by the Director of Administration (attached)

VIII. Any other business

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

# Members of Panels on Home Affairs and Security are invited to attend the meeting for discussion of item VI.

Legislative Council Secretariat
15 November 1999