Parliamentary visit of the Legislative Council delegation
to Finland, Norway and Denmark
from 14 to 21 September 2014

The delegation conducted an 8-day parliamentary visit to Northern Europe from 14 to 21 September 2014.

The purpose of the visit was to strengthen the ties with the legislatures in Finland, Norway and Denmark, to gain information on the political landscape of these legislatures and to draw on their experiences in political development, including the development of electoral system and unicameral system with a coalition government formed by parliamentary alliances. The visit enabled the delegation to gain a better understanding of the structure and the operation of these legislatures, the way different parties in a legislature work together, and the challenges faced by these legislatures. Apart from meeting with the Members and staff of these legislatures during its stay in Northern Europe, the delegation met with representatives of various government authorities, political parties, school, academic, and business associations. Besides, delegation members also exchanged views with representatives from the design and food processing industries of Denmark.

The delegation was led by Hon Emily LAU Wai-hing (Leader) and Hon CHUNG Kwok-pan (Deputy Leader). Other Members included Hon James TO Kun-sun, Hon Cyd HO Sau-lan, Hon IP Kwok-him, Hon Paul TSE Wai-chun, Hon Charles Peter MOK, Hon Alice MAK Mei-kuen, Dr Hon Helena WONG Pik-wan and Hon IP Kin-yuen.

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