Panel on Welfare Services

Meeting on Monday, 12 January 2009, at 10:45 am
in Conference Room A of the Legislative Council Building

Revised agenda
(as at 9 January 2009)

I.Confirmation of minutes
(10:45 am - 10:47 am)

LC Paper Nos. CB(2)472/08-09 and CB(2)619/08-09
(issued vide LC Paper Nos. CB(2)471/08-09 and CB(2)618/08-09 on 10 December 2008 and 9 January 2009)

-Minutes of meetings on 10 November and 8 December 2008

II.Information paper(s) issued since the last meeting
(10:47 am - 10:50 am)


III.Items for discussion at the next meeting
(10:50 am - 10:55 am)

LC Paper No. CB(2)560/08-09(01)
(issued on 6 January 2009)

-List of outstanding items for discussion

LC Paper No. CB(2)560/08-09(02)
(issued on 6 January 2009)

-List of follow-up actions

IV.Proposal for formation of a subcommittee on poverty alleviation
(10:55 am - 11:05 am)

LC Paper No. CB(2)560/08-09(03)
(attached) (Chinese version only)

-Letter dated 7 January 2009 from Hon Frederick FUNG

*V.Progress on the introduction of a licensing scheme for residential care homes for persons with disabilities
(11:05 am - 11:45 am)

LC Paper No. CB(2)560/08-09(04)
(issued on 6 January 2009;
English version of Annex B to follow)

-Paper provided by the Administration

LC Paper No. CB(2)560/08-09(05)
(issued on 6 January 2009)

-Background brief prepared by the Legislative Council Secretariat

VI.Salary adjustment arrangements for staff in non-governmental organizations subvented under the Lump Sum Grant Subvention System
(11:45 am - 12:45 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(2)560/08-09(06)
(issued on 6 January 2009)

-Paper provided by the Administration

LC Paper No. CB(2)560/08-09(07)

-Background brief prepared by the Legislative Council Secretariat

Paper previously issued

LC Paper No. CB(2)440/08-09(01)
(issued on 9 December 2008)
(Chinese version only)

-Submission from Fight for Social Welfare Alliance

Meeting with deputations and the Administration

  1. Union of HK Rehabilitation Agencies Workshop Instructor

  2. Stewards Staff Union (Social Service Branch)

  3. Chung Shak-hei (Cheung Chau) Home for the Aged, Ltd. Employees General Union

  4. Fighting for Social Welfare Alliance

  5. Staff Association of the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups

  6. Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions Social Service Unions Committee

  7. Frontline Welfare Employee's Union

  8. Staff Union of Mental Health Association of Hong Kong
    LC Paper No. CB(2)560/08-09(08)
    (issued on 6 January 2009) (Chinese version only)

  9. Hong Kong Federation of Social Work Students

  10. Hong Kong Social Workers' General Union

  11. Community Care and Nursing Home Workers' General Union

  12. Social Welfare Organizations Employees Union
VII.Any other business
(from 12:45 pm 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