Bills Committee on
Marriage (Introduction of Civil Celebrants of Marriages and
General Amendments) Bill

Meeting on Wednesday, 13 July 2005 at 8:30 am
in Conference Room A of the Legislative Council Building


I.Confirmation of minutes of meeting
(8:30 am - 8:35 am)

LC Paper No. CB(2) 2195/04-05
(Issued on 6 July 2005)

-Minutes of meeting on 21 June 2005

II.Meeting with deputations
(8:35 am - 9:05 am)

(a)The Law Society of Hong Kong

(b)Hong Kong Society of Notaries

III.Meeting with the Administration
(9:05 am - 10:25 am)

(a)Administration's response to outstanding issues

LC Paper No. CB(2) 2251/04-05(01)
(to follow)

-Paper provided by the Administration

(b)Clause-by-clause examination
(from C1327 of the Bill onwards)

IV.Any other business
(10:25 am - 10:30 am)

Other relevant papers

Please refer to the Appendix.

Council Business Division 2
Legislative Council Secretariat
12 July 2005


Relevant papers

Background information on the Bill

SBCR 1/1/5691/89'D'

-Legislative Council Brief issued by the Security Bureau on 18 May 2005

LC Paper No. LS 73/04-05
(Issued vide LC Paper No. CB(2) 1770/04-05 dated 2 June 2005 for the House Committee meeting on 3 June 2005)

-Legal Service Division Report on the Bill

LC Paper No. CB(2) 1984/04-05(02)
(Issued on 20 June 2005)

-Extract from the minutes of the House Committee meeting on 3 June 2005

LC Paper No. CB(2) 1984/04-05(04)
(Issued on 20 June 2005)

-Background brief prepared by the LegCo Secretariat

The Bill and marked-up copy

LC Paper No. CB(3) 623/04-05
(Issued on 20 May 2005)

-The Bill

LC Paper No. CB(2) 1984/04-05(03)
(Issued on 20 June 2005)

-Marked-up copy of the Bill

Papers provided by the Administration

LC Paper No. CB(2) 2155/04-05(01)
(Issued on 30 June 2005)

-Paper provided by the Administration on "Overseas experience in the appointment of civil celebrants of marriages"

LC Paper No. CB(2) 2155/04-05(02)
(Issued on 2 July 2005)

-Paper provided by the Administration on "Impact on the Government's revenue"

LC Paper No. CB(2) 2155/04-05(03)
(Issued on 2 July 2005)

-Paper provided by the Administration on "Flowchart indicating the work of a Civil Celebrant of Marriage"


LC Paper No. CB(2) 1984/04-05(05)
(Issued on 20 June 2005)

-Written submission from Mr LO Kai-wing (Chinese version only)

LC Paper No. CB(2) 2239/04-05(01)
(Issued on 11 July 2005)

-Written submission from Mr YIP Ming