Panel on Welfare Services

Special meeting on Saturday, 10 January 2009, from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon
in the Chamber of the Legislative Council Building

Revised agenda
(as at 9 January 2009)

*I.Proposed amendments to the Domestic Violence Ordinance

LC Paper Nos. CB(2)341/08-09(03) and CB(2)559/08-09(01)
(issued on 2 December 2008 and 5 January 2009)

-Papers provided by the Administration

Relevant papers

LC Paper No. CB(2)2289/07-08
(issued on 13 June 2008)

-Report of the Bills Committee on Domestic Violence (Amendment) Bill 2007

LC Paper No. CB(2)341/08-09(04)
(issued on 2 December 2008)

-Background brief prepared by the Legislative Council Secretariat

Meeting with deputations and the Administration

Session 1 (9:00 am - 10:35 am)

  1. The Against Elderly Abuse of Hong Kong
    LC Paper No. CB(2)616/08-09(01) (attached) (Chinese version only)

  2. Hong Kong Chinese Civil Servants' Association, Social Work Officers Grade Branch
    LC Paper No. CB(2)616/08-09(02) (attached) (Chinese version only)

  3. Hong Kong Sex Culture Society

  4. Parents for the Family Association
    LC Paper No. CB(2)559/08-09(02)
    (issued on 5 January 2009) (Chinese version only)

  5. Evangelical Free Church of China, Yan Fook Church
    LC Paper No. CB(2)559/08-09(03) (Revised version)
    (attached) (Chinese version only)

  6. Hong Kong Parents Voice

  7. The Association for the Advancement of Feminism

  8. Education Convergence
    LC Paper No. CB(2)530/08-09(06)
    (issued on 19 December 2008) (Chinese version only)

  9. Tai Wai Pastor Fellowship

  10. Bible Seminary of Hong Kong

  11. Amnesty International (Hong Kong)
    LC Paper No. CB(2)559/08-09(04)
    (issued on 5 January 2009) (English version only)

  12. Jabbok Charitable Foundation Limited

  13. Women Coalition of HKSAR

  14. Hong Kong Women Workers' Association

  15. The Hong Kong Chinese Christian Churches Union

  16. Rainbow Action

  17. Hong Kong Ten Percent Club

  18. Thinking Academy

  19. 北角炮台山家庭關注組

  20. Phenomenon Speculation

  21. Hong Kong Association for the Survivors of Women Abuse (Kwan Fook)

  22. The Society for Truth and Light
    LC Paper No. CB(2)498/08-09(01)
    (issued on 15 December 2008) (Chinese version only)

  23. Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong
    LC Paper No. CB(2)559/08-09(05) (Revised version)
    (attached) (Chinese version only)

  24. Harmony House

  25. 小石頭聯盟
    LC Paper No. CB(2)559/08-09(06)
    (issued on 5 January 2009) (Chinese version only)

  26. Family Safeguard
    LC Paper No. CB(2)559/08-09(07)
    (issued on 5 January 2009) (Chinese version only)

  27. 中女社 - 土瓜灣區
    LC Paper No. CB(2)559/08-09(08)
    (issued on 5 January 2009) (Chinese version only)

  28. The Conference of Mennonite Churches in Hong Kong

  29. Agape Mennonite Church

  30. Hong Kong Christian Institute
    LC Paper No. CB(2)559/08-09(09)
    (issued on 5 January 2009) (Chinese version only)

  31. Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor

  32. Association for the Promotion of Family Values

  33. Concerned Parents for Culture and Decensy

  34. Parents' Concern Group of the Kowloon City

  35. Society for the Promotion of Family Ethics

  36. Holy Net for Youth

  37. Assemblies of God West Point Church
    LC Paper No. CB(2)616/08-09(03) (attached) (Chinese version only)

  38. Child Protection New Force

  39. Spiritual Seekers Society
    LC Paper No. CB(2)559/08-09(10)
    (issued on 5 January 2009) (English version only)

  40. Department of Religion and Philosophy of Baptist University
    LC Paper No. CB(2)616/08-09(04) (attached) (Chinese version only)
Break (10:35 am - 10:40 am)

Session 2 (10:40 am - 11:40 am)

  1. Sham Shui Po Concern Group

  2. Concerned Parents for Social Morality

  3. Society for the Protection of Family Rights

  4. Teachers' Concern Group

  5. 彩虹約定聯盟會

  6. Civil Human Rights Front

  7. AIDS Concern

  8. Youth/Children Development Concern Group
    LC Paper No. CB(2)559/08-09(11)
    (issued on 5 January 2009) (Chinese version only)

  9. Christ Loves Homesexuals Campaign
    LC Paper No. CB(2)559/08-09(12)
    (issued on 5 January 2009) (Chinese version only)

  10. Hong Kong Professionals and Senior Executives Association

  11. Chastity Youth Network

  12. International Association of Registered Financial Consultants Hong Kong and Macau Centre

  13. Diocesan Pastoral Commission for Marriage and the Family
    LC Paper No. CB(2)616/08-09(05) (attached) (Chinese version only)

  14. Rainbow of Hong Kong

  15. Elements

  16. Equality for All

  17. Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International (Hong Kong)

  18. Bodily & Spiritual Health Society
    LC Paper No. CB(2)559/08-09(13)
    (issued on 5 January 2009) (Chinese version only)

  19. Federation of Parent-Teacher Association of Yau Tsim and Mong Kok Districts Limited

  20. Christian Fellowship of Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital
    LC Paper No. CB(2)559/08-09(14)
    (issued on 5 January 2009) (Chinese version only)

  21. Association Concerning Sexual Violence Against Women

  22. Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Social Workers Network
    LC Paper No. CB(2)559/08-09(15)
    (issued on 5 January 2009) (Chinese version only)

  23. Hong Kong Fans Club

  24. Hong Kong Society Humanistic Philosophy

  25. The Balance of Human Rights Watch
    LC Paper No. CB(2)559/08-09(16)
    (issued on 5 January 2009) (Chinese version only)

  26. Harmony Foundation International Ltd.
    LC Paper No. CB(2)559/08-09(17)
    (issued on 5 January 2009) (Chinese version only)
Discussion time (from 11:40 am onwards)

Written submissions from organisations/individuals not attending the meeting

(A list of written submissions from organisations/individuals not attending the meeting (issued vide LC Paper No. CB(2)624/08-09(01)) is available on the Legislative Council website at panels/ws/papers/ws_e3.htm.)

II.Any other business
(from 12:00 noon onwards)

* All other Legislative Council Members are invited to join the discussion of this item which relates to a legislative proposal.

Council Business Division 2
Legislative Council Secretariat
9 January 2009