Panel on Administration of Justice and Legal Services

Meeting on Tuesday, 21 December 2010, from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
in Conference Room A of the Legislative Council Building

Revised Agenda
(as at 20 December 2010)

I.Confirmation of minutes of meeting
(4:30 pm - 4:31 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(2)589/10-11
(issued vide LC Paper No. CB(2) 590/10-11 on 15 December 2010)

-Minutes of meeting on 22 October 2010

II.Information papers issued since last meeting
(4:31 pm - 4:32 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(2)530/10-11(01)
(issued on 10 December 2010)

-The Ombudsman's views on inclusion of the statutory Independent Police Complaints Council under the purview of The Ombudsman

LC Paper Nos. CB(2)574/10-11(01) and (02)
(issued on 14 December 2010)

-Law Reform Commission's report on "The Common Law Presumption that a Boy under 14 is Incapable of Sexual Intercourse" and a summary

III.Items for discussion at the next meeting
(4:32 pm - 4:40 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(2)591/10-11(01)

-List of items tentatively scheduled for discussion at Panel meetings in 2010-2011 session

LC Paper No. CB(2)591/10-11(02)

-List of outstanding items for discussion

LC Paper No. CB(2)591/10-11(03)

-List of follow-up actions

#IV.Report on the study conducted by the Legal Aid Services Council's ("LASC") Interest Group on the Scope of Supplementary Legal Aid Scheme ("SLAS")
(4:40 pm - 5:30 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(2)570/10-11(01)
(English version issued on 14 December 2010)
(Chinese version issued vide LC Paper No. CB(2)617/10-11 on 16 December 2010)

-Letter dated 13 December 2010 from the Chairman of LASC to the Chief Executive on Review of SLAS

LC Paper No. CB(2)570/10-11(02)
(issued on 14 December 2010)

-Report of LASC's Interest Group on expansion of scope of SLAS

LC Paper No. CB(2)591/10-11(04)

-Administration's paper on the report on the study conducted by LASC's Interest Group on Scope of SLAS

LC Paper No. CB(2)638/10-11(01)

-Administration's paper on "Progress of Work on the Five-yearly Review and the Criminal Legal Aid Fees Review"

LC Paper No. CB(2)638/10-11(02)

-Submission from the Hong Kong Bar Association

LC Paper No. CB(2)591/10-11(05)
(issued vide LC Paper No. CB(2)617/10-11 on 16 December 2010)

-Background brief on "Review of scope of SLAS" prepared by the Legislative Council ("LegCo") Secretariat

(English version issued vide LC Paper No. CB(2)617/10-11 on 16 December 2010)
(Chinese version attached)

-Information note on "Scope of legal aid services in selected places" prepared by the Research Division of the LegCo Secretariat

V.Implementation of Civil Justice Reform
(5:30 pm - 6:00 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(2)591/10-11(06)
(issued on 15 December 2010)

-Judiciary Administration's paper on "The First Year's Implementation of the Civil Justice Reform from 2 April 2009 to 31 March 2010"

LC Paper No. CB(2)591/10-11(07)
(issued on 15 December 2010)

-Background brief on "Implementation of Civil Justice Reform" prepared by the LegCo Secretariat

*VI.Proposed amendment to the Enduring Powers of Attorney Ordinance (Cap. 501)
(6:00 pm - 6:25 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(2)591/10-11(08)
(issued on 15 December 2010)

-Administration's paper on "Enduring Powers of Attorney (Amendment) Bill 2011"

LC Paper No. CB(2)591/10-11(09)
(issued on 15 December 2010)

-Extract from the minutes of meeting of the Panel on Health Services on 11 June 2007

LC Paper No. CB(2)591/10-11(10)
(issued on 15 December 2010)

-Submission from Law Society of Hong Kong

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

# Members of the Panel on Manpower are invited to join the discussion of agenda item IV.

* All other Hon LegCo Members are invited to join the discussion of item VI which is related to a legislative proposal.

Council Business Division 2
Legislative Council Secretariat
20 December 2010