LegCo Paper No. CB(2)2482/96-97
Ref : CB2/BC/19/96

Minutes of the First Meeting of the Bills Committee
on the Smoking (Public Health) (Amendment) Bill 1997 and
Smoking (Public Health) (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 1997

held on Friday, 16 May 1997 at 2:15 pm
in Conference Room B of the Legislative Council Building

Members Present :

    Hon Christine LOH (Chairman)
    Hon Ronald ARCULLI, OBE, JP
    Dr Hon LEONG Che-hung, OBE, JP
    Hon Michael HO Mun-ka
    Hon Emily LAU Wai-hing
    Hon Paul CHENG Ming-fun
    Dr Hon LAW Chi-kwong
    Hon Bruce LIU Sing-lee
    Hon NGAN Kam-chuen
    Hon TSANG Kin-shing

Members Absent :

    Hon Mrs Selina CHOW, OBE, JP
    Dr Hon HUANG Chen-ya, MBE
    Hon Eric LI Ka-cheung, OBE, JP
    Dr Hon Philip WONG Yu-hong
    Hon James TIEN Pei-chun, OBE, JP
    Hon CHAN Wing-chan
    Hon Andrew CHENG Kar-foo
    Hon CHOY Kan-pui, JP
    Hon MOK Ying-fan
    Dr Hon John TSE Wing-ling

Clerk in Attendance :

Ms Doris CHAN
Chief Assistant Secretary (2)3

Staff in Attendance :

Miss Flora TAI
Senior Assistant Secretary (2)3

I.Election of Chairman

Miss Christine LOH was elected Chairman of the Bills Committee.

II.Submissions on the Bill

2. Members noted that letters/submissions had been received from 24 individual/bodies and 18 of them had indicated their wish to address the Bills Committee. Members agreed that the Clerk should invite views from other relevant organizations. Dr LEONG Chi-hung undertook to provide names of these organizations to the Clerk.


III.Dates of future meetings

3. In anticipation that an vacant slot for the Bills Committee would be available in two weeks’ time, members agreed to schedule tentatively the following meetings to receive briefing from the Administration/Member-in-charge on the Bills and to meet deputations:

  1. Thursday, 5 June 1997 from 8:30 am to 10:30 am ; and
  2. Friday, 6 June 1997 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.

In view of the time constraint, members further agreed that deputations should be categorized so that the Bills Committee could meet them in groups.


4. The meeting ended at 2:35 pm.

LegCo Secretariat
20 May 1996

Last Updated on 20 October 1997