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Fifth Legislative Council (2012 - 2016)

The Legislative Council Commission was established by the Legislative Council Commission Ordinance (Cap. 443) and is a body corporate independent of the Government.

Chaired by the President of the Council, the Commission consists of up to 13 members including the Chairman.
The main functions of the Commission, as set out in section 9 of the Ordinance, are –

  • providing through the Secretariat administrative support and services to the Council;
  • providing office accommodation to Members of the Council and staff of the Secretariat;
  • supervising the operation of the Secretariat;
  • producing an official report of all proceeding in the Council and in any committee of the whole Council; and
  • performing such other duties as the Council may by resolution determine.

Powers of the Commission

  • As provided under section 10(1) of the Ordinance, the main powers of the Commission include –

    • determining the structure and functions of the Legislative Council Secretariat;
    • employing staff in the Secretariat, dismissing and disciplining such staff and determining their numbers, grading, duties, remuneration and other terms and conditions of service;
    • formulating and executing managerial and financial policies expedient to the performance of the Commission's functions;
    • preparing the annual estimates of income and expenditure and programme of activities of the Commission; and
    • receiving, expending and investing funds.
    • Membership
    • Papers
    • Reports
    • Briefings
  • Five committees have been appointed by the Commission to carry out certain delegated functions. These are: