LegCo Panel on Financial Affairs

Meeting on Monday, 6 June 2005 at 9:00 am
in the Chamber of the Legislative Council Building


I.Confirmation of minutes of meeting
(9:00 am - 9:01 am)

LC Paper No. CB(1)1677/04-05
(issued vide LC Paper No. CB(1)1709/04-05 on 3 June 2005)

-Minutes of meeting on 4 April 2005

II.Information papers issued since the last meeting
(9:01 am - 9:02 am)

LC Paper No. CB(1)1516/04-05(01)
(issued on 12 May 2005)

-Proposal for deletion of six directorate civil service posts in the Hong Kong Monetary Authority

LC Paper No. CB(1)1585/04-05(01)
(issued on 19 May 2005)

-Letter dated 18 May 2005 from the Chief Executive of Hong Kong Monetary Authority enclosing a press release on the three refinements to the operation of the Linked Exchange Rate System

LC Paper No. CB(1)1666/04-05(01)
(issued on 31 May 2005)

-Information paper on "Establishment of the Deposit Protection Scheme"

III.Date of next meeting and items for discussion
(9:02 am - 9:05 am)

LC Paper No. CB(1)1678/04-05(01)

-List of outstanding items for discussion

LC Paper No. CB(1)1678/04-05(02)

-List of follow-up actions

*IV.Briefing by the Financial Secretary on Hong Kong's latest overall economic situation
(9:05 am - 11:05 am)

LC Paper No. CB(1)1645/04-05
(The Report was released for collection on 27 May 2005 and despatched on 30 May 2005)

-First Quarter Economic Report 2005 and the press release

LC Paper No. CB(1)1678/04-05(03)
(issued on 31 May 2005)

-Paper provided by the Administration

LC Paper No. CB(1)1678/04-05(04)
(English version issued vide LC Paper No. CB(1)1691/04-05 on 31 May 2005)
(Chinese version attached)

-Background brief on "The use of the accumulated surplus of the Exchange Fund" prepared by the Legislative Council Secretariat

LC Paper No. CB(1)1708/04-05(01)

-Motion on "Investment income of the Exchange Fund" passed at the Council meeting of 1 June 2005

LC Paper No. CB(1)1708/04-05(02)
(Chinese version only)

-Speech delivered by the Financial Secretary on "Investment income of the Exchange Fund" at the Council meeting of 1 June 2005

*V.Proposal to revise fees and charges for services not directly affecting people's livelihood under the purview of the Treasury Branch
(11:05 am - 11:55 am)

LC Paper No. CB(1)1678/04-05(05)
(issued on 31 May 2005)

-Paper provided by the Administration

*VI.Proposal to write off a judgement debt
(11:55 am - 12:30 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(1)1678/04-05(06)
(issued on 31 May 2005)

-Paper provided by the Administration

VII.Any other business
(12:30 pm onwards)

* All non-Panel Members are invited to join the discussion of Agenda Items IV, V and VI.

Council Business Division 1
Legislative Council Secretariat
3 June 2005