The LegCo Reporter
Issue No. 9 (12 January 2006)

At its meeting on 11 January 2006, the Legislative Council passed the following two bills:

(1)Employment (Increase in Penalty for Offences under Section 63C) Bill 2005.

(2)Civil Aviation (Amendment) Bill 2005, with amendments proposed by the Secretary for Economic Development and Labour at Committee Stage.

At the same meeting, the Council passed the following resolution:

The following motion with no legislative effect was also passed by the Council:

    Motion on "Expediting the construction of the MTR South Island Line", moved by Hon Howard YOUNG as amended by Dr Hon YEUNG Sum

    "That, given the successive completion of the Ocean Park's Redevelopment Plans from 2008 onwards and that works on the new tourism projects will be launched in Southern District, which are expected to further aggravate the already very heavy traffic in the district, to alleviate traffic congestion, complement tourism development and give impetus to the local economy, this Council urges the Government to expedite the construction of the MTR South Island Line for commissioning in or before 2012, but should study in parallel how vicious competition of the new line with other public transport such as minibuses or buses can be avoided, thereby protecting the public's right to choose and their interests."