LegCo Paper No. CB(1) 74/96-97
Ref : CB1/PL/HG/1

LegCo Panel on Housing

Minutes of the Meeting
held on Wednesday, 2 October 1996, at 10:00 a.m.
in the Chamber of the Legislative Council Building

Members present :

    Hon LEE Wing-tat (Chairman)
    Hon Frederick FUNG Kin-kee (Deputy Chairman)
    Hon Mrs Selina CHOW, OBE, JP
    Hon SZETO Wah
    Hon Ronald ARCULLI, OBE, JP
    Hon Albert CHAN Wai-yip
    Hon CHEUNG Man-kwong
    Hon Fred LI Wah-ming
    Hon James TO Kun-sun
    Dr Hon YEUNG Sum
    Hon Zachary WONG Wai-yin
    Hon CHAN Kam-lam
    Hon CHAN Yuen-han
    Hon Andrew CHENG Kar-foo
    Hon Albert HO Chun-yan
    Hon Bruce LIU Sing-lee
    Hon SIN Chung-kai

Members absent :

    Hon Edward S T HO, OBE, JP
    Hon CHEUNG Hon-chung
    Hon CHOY Kan-pui, JP
    Hon LEUNG Yiu-chung
    Hon LO Suk-ching

Clerk in attendance :

Mrs Vivian KAM
Chief Assistant Secretary (1)2

Staff in attendance :

Miss Pauline NG
Assistant Secretary General 1
Miss Becky YU
Senior Assistant Secretary (1)3
Mr Matthew LOO
Senior Assistant Secretary (1)4 (Des)

I. Election of Chairman and Deputy Chairman

(Appendix I of LegCo Paper No. CB(1) 2129/95-96)

The Chairman reminded members that in accordance with Standing Order 60E(6), members who were chairmen/deputy chairmen of the government advisory body relevant to the Housing Panel, as given in Appendix I of LegCo Paper No. CB(1) 2129/95-96, would not be eligible to stand for election.

2. Hon LEE Wing-tat and Hon FUNG Kin-kee were elected Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Panel respectively.

II. Terms of reference

(Appendix II of LegCo Paper No. CB(1) 2129/95-96)

3. Members agreed that the current terms of reference for the Panel should continue.

III. Schedule of meetings for the 1996-97 session

4. Members agreed that future meetings of the Panel should be held on the first Monday of every month at 10:45 am.

IV. Items for discussion at the next meeting

(Appendix III of LegCo Paper No. CB(1) 2129/95-96)

5. Members agreed to discuss the following items at the next Panel meeting scheduled for Wednesday, 16 October 1996, at 10:45 am:

    - Briefing by the Director of Housing; and

    - Temporary Housing Area and Interim Housing.

6. Members also considered it useful to have updated information on the following subjects:

    - Overcrowding relief in public housing estates;

    - Security facilities in public housing estates; and

    - Emergency alarm system in public housing estates.

The Clerk was requested to follow-up on these issues with the Administration.

7. Members agreed that the Subcommittee on Long Term Housing Strategy Review should continue and that the current Chairman of the Subcommittee should continue to hold office in the new session. The terms of reference which was "to conduct researches and monitor the Long Term Housing Strategy Review" would remain and the quorum of the Subcommittee would be three members including the Chairman. The Clerk was requested to issue a circular inviting members who were not yet members of the Subcommittee to signify membership.

8. Members considered it necessary for the Clerk to write to the Administration to re-iterate the need for documents to be provided simultaneously in Chinese and English to the Panel one week before the meetings or as early as practicable in the event of urgent meetings, and for the tabling of documents at meetings to be avoided as far as possible.

9. There being no other business, the meeting closed at 10:25 am.

Legislative Council Secretariat
8 October 1996

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