Bills Committee on Evidence (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2002

Meeting on Friday, 14 February 2003 at 8:30 am
in Conference Room A of the Legislative Council Building


  1. Election of Chairman

  2. (8:30 am - 8:35 am)

  3. Meeting with the Administration

  4. (8:35 am onwards)

    (a) the Bill circulated vide LC Paper No. CB(3) 632/01-02 dated 17 May 2002;

    (b) the Legislative Council Brief issued by the Department of Justice in May 2002 (File Ref : LP 911/00/1C /LP 911/00/2C);

    (c) the Legal Service Division Report on the Bill (LC Paper No. (LC Paper No. LS99/01-02 circulated vide LC Paper No. CB(2)2119/01-02 for the House Committee meeting on 31 May 2002);

    (d) background brief prepared by the Legislative Council Secretariat on "Proposals relating to competence and compellability of spouses and evidence from overseas via live television link" (LC Paper No. CB(2)1167/02-03(01));

    (e) Evidence (Audio and Audio Visual Links) Act 1998 (New South Wales, Australia) (LC Paper No. CB(2)1168/02-03(01));

    (f) extract of Evidence Act 1958 (Victoria, Australia) (LC Paper No. CB(2)1168/02-03(02));

    (g) extract of Evidence Act 1906 (Western Australia) (LC Paper No. CB(2)1168/02-03(03));

    (h) extract of Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987 (Commonwealth Australia) (LC Paper No. CB(2)1168/02-03(04));

    (i) extract of Criminal Justice Act 1988 (UK) (LC Paper No. CB(2)1168/02-03(05));

    (j) marked-up copy of the Bill (LC Paper No. CB(2)1169/02-03(02));

    (k) letter dated 10 February 2003 from Assistant Legal Adviser (ALA) to the Administration on Part I of the Bill (LC Paper No. CB(2)1169/02-03(03)); and

    (l) A comparison of the provisions of the Evidence (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2002 with the Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Bill 1990 on competence and compellability of spouses in criminal proceedings (LC Paper No. CB(2)1199/02-03(01)).

  5. Any other business
Council Business Division 2
Legislative Council Secretariat
14 February 2003