First Legislative Council (1998 - 2000)

Panel on Home Affairs

The Panel on Home Affairs is a committee of the Legislative Council formed by resolution of the Council on 8 July 1998.

Terms of Reference
  1. To monitor and examine Government policies and issues of public concern relating to district, community and rural matters, human rights, civic education, data protection, press freedom, building management, youth and women matters, the provision of leisure and cultural services as well as matters relating to development of arts and culture, public entertainment, sport and recreation.

  2. To provide a forum for the exchange and dissemination of views on related policy matters.

  3. To receive briefings and to formulate views on any major legislative or financial proposals in the relevant policy areas prior to their formal introduction to the Council or Finance Committee.

  4. To examine and to report on any major issues of wide public concern in the relevant policy areas as referred by the Council or House Committee or as raised by the Panel itself.

Membership (The term of office of members of this committee ended on the expiry of the term of the Legislative Council on 30 June 2000)