Panel on Administration of Justice and Legal Services

Meeting on Tuesday, 12 July 2005 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
in Conference Room A of the Legislative Council Building


I.Confirmation of minutes of meeting
(4:30 pm - 4:32 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(2)2232/04-05
(issued vide LC Paper No. CB(2)2233/04-05 on 11 July 2005)

-Minutes of the meeting on 23 May 2005

II.Information papers issued since the last meeting
(4:32 pm - 4:35 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(2)2174/04-05(01)
(issued on 4 July 2005)
(English version only)

-Speaking note of the three members of the Professional Indemnity Scheme Action Group attending the Panel meeting on 27 June 2005

LC Paper No. CB(2)2210/04-05(01)
(issued on 7 July 2005)
(English version only)

-Letter dated 24 June 2005 from the Consumer Council on "Limited Liability Partnership"

III.Budgetary arrangements for the Judiciary
(4:35 pm - 5:10 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(2)2234/04-05(01)

-Letter dated 25 May 2005 from Clerk to Panel to Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury

LC Paper No. CB(2)2234/04-05(02)

-Letter dated 5 July 2005 from the Judiciary Administrator setting out the Judiciary's position on the suggestions made by Panel members at the meeting on 23 May 2005

LC Paper No. CB(2)2234/04-05(03)

-Paper provided by the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau

IV.Chambers hearings in civil proceedings
(5:10 pm - 5:35 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(2)2089/04-05(01)
(issued on 24 June 2005)

-Paper provided by the Judiciary Administration

LC Paper No. CB(2)1772/04-05(01)
(issued on 2 June 2005)

-Press release issued by the Judiciary on 1 June 2005 on chambers hearings in civil proceedings

LC Paper No. CB(2)1772/04-05(02)
(issued on 2 June 2005)

-Practice Direction 25.1 - Chambers Hearings in Civil Proceedings in the High Court, the District Court, the Family Court and the Lands Tribunal

LC Paper No. CB(2)1772/04-05(03)
(issued on 2 June 2005)

-Practice Direction 25.2 - Reports on Chambers Hearings not open to the public

V.Review of sexual offences in Part XII of the Crimes Ordinance
(5:35 pm - 6:00 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(2)2234/04-05(04)

-Background brief prepared by the Secretariat

LC Paper No. CB(2)1608/04-05(01)
(issued on 19 May 2005 and attached)

-Paper dated May 2005 provided by the Administration on "Review of sexual offences in Part XII of the Crimes Ordinance"

VI.Review of legislative provisions containing the drafting formula "to the satisfaction" of an enforcement agency
(6:00 pm - 6:25 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(2)2224/04-05(01)
(issued on 8 July 2005)

-Paper provided by the Department of Justice

LC Paper No. CB(2)2224/04-05(02)
(issued on 8 July 2005)

-Extract from the minutes of the Panel meeting on 18 December 2003

VII.Any other business
(6:25 pm - 6:30 pm)

Council Business Division 2
Legislative Council Secretariat
11 July 2005