LegCo Paper No. HB 74/95-96
Ref : HB/C/2/95

Minutes of the first meeting of the Bills Committee to study the Prevention of Bribery (Miscellaneous Provisions)(No.2) Bill 1995

held on Thursday, 26 October 1995 at 2:15 p.m.
in Conference Room A of the Legislative Council Building

Members Present :

    Hon James TO Kun-sun (Chairman)
    Hon Mrs Selina CHOW, OBE, JP (Deputy Chairman)
    Hon Eric LI Ka-cheung, JP
    Hon Zachary WONG Wai-yin
    Hon Andrew CHENG Kar-foo
    Hon Ambrose LAU Hon chuen, JP
    Hon Lawrence YUM Sin-ling

Absent with apologies :

    Hon Emily LAU Wai-hing
    Hon Christine LOH Kung-wai
    Hon CHAN Yuen-han
    Hon CHEUNG Hon-chung
    Hon Albert HO Chun-yan

Staff In attendance :

Mr Jimmy MA
Legal Adviser (Atg)
Mrs Betty LEUNG
Clerk to the Bills Committee
Chief Assistant Secretary (Bills Committees) 3
Miss Flora TAI
Senior Assistant Secretary (Bills Committees) 3


Election of Chairman

Mr James TO and Mrs Selina CHOW were elected Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Bills Committee respectively.

Papers by the Independent Commission Against Corruption

2. The Clerk was asked to circulate the papers provided by the Independent Commission Against Corruption for the former Bills Committee to study the Prevention of Bribery (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 1995 for Members’ reference.


Way forward

3. The Clerk was asked to issue a public notice to invite written submissions on the Bill. At Mrs Selina CHOW’s suggestion, Members also agreed that the Clerk should write to invite views from organisations which had made submissions to the ICAC Review Committee on the re-introduction of the Bill to LegCo.


4. Members agreed that representatives of the Inland Revenue Department and the Finance Branch should be invited to discuss with Members on the possible implication of the Bill on tax confidentiality at a future meeting.

Papers for the Meeting

5. In the event of shortage of time (e.g. only English or Chinese copy was received from the Administration or deputations shortly before the meeting), Members present agreed that the original copy should be forwarded first, followed by the translation copy as soon as possible. The Clerk would consult other Members who had not attended the meeting.


Date of next meeting

6. The next meeting would be held on Friday, 17 November 1995 at 8:30 a.m. The Administration would be invited to the meeting.

7. The meeting closed at 2:30 p.m.

LegCo Secretariat
26 October 1995

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