LC Paper No. CB(3) 1314/98-99


No. 28
Minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 3 March 1999 at 2:30 pm

Members present:

The Hon Mrs Rita FAN, GBS, JP

The Hon Kenneth TING Woo-shou, JP
The Hon David CHU Yu-lin
The Hon Cyd HO Sau-lan
The Hon Edward HO Sing-tin, JP
The Hon Albert HO Chun-yan
The Hon Michael HO Mun-ka
Dr the Hon Raymond HO Chung-tai, JP
The Hon LEE Wing-tat
The Hon LEE Cheuk-yan
The Hon Martin LEE Chu-ming, SC, JP
The Hon Eric LI Ka-cheung, JP
The Hon LEE Kai-ming, JP
Dr the Hon David LI Kwok-po, JP
The Hon Fred LI Wah-ming
Dr the Hon LUI Ming-wah, JP
The Hon NG Leung-sing
Prof the Hon NG Ching-fai
The Hon Margaret NG
The Hon Mrs Selina CHOW LIANG Shuk-yee, JP
The Hon Ronald ARCULLI, JP
The Hon MA Fung-kwok
The Hon James TO Kun-sun
The Hon CHEUNG Man-kwong
The Hon Ambrose CHEUNG Wing-sum, JP
The Hon HUI Cheung-ching
The Hon Christine LOH
The Hon CHAN Kwok-keung
The Hon CHAN Yuen-han
The Hon Bernard CHAN
The Hon CHAN Wing-chan
The Hon CHAN Kam-lam
Dr the Hon LEONG Che-hung, JP
The Hon Mrs Sophie LEUNG LAU Yau-fun, JP
The Hon LEUNG Yiu-chung
The Hon Gary CHENG Kai-nam
The Hon SIN Chung-kai
The Hon Andrew WONG Wang-fat, JP
Dr the Hon Philip WONG Yu-hong
The Hon WONG Yung-kan
The Hon Howard YOUNG, JP
Dr the Hon YEUNG Sum
The Hon YEUNG Yiu-chung
The Hon LAU Chin-shek, JP
The Hon LAU Kong-wah
The Hon Mrs Miriam LAU Kin-yee, JP
The Hon Emily LAU Wai-hing, JP
The Hon CHOY So-yuk
The Hon Andrew CHENG Kar-foo
The Hon SZETO Wah
The Hon LAW Chi-kwong, JP
The Hon TAM Yiu-chung, JP
The Hon FUNG Chi-kin
Dr the Hon TANG Siu-tong, JP

Members absent:

The Hon James TIEN Pei-chun, JP
The Hon HO Sai-chu, JP
The Hon Jasper TSANG Yok-sing, JP
The Hon LAU Wong-fat, GBS, JP
The Hon Ambrose LAU Hon-chuen, JP
The Hon Timothy FOK Tsun-ting, JP

Public officers attending:

The Honourable Mrs Anson CHAN, JP
The Chief Secretary for Administration

The Honourable Donald TSANG Yam-kuen, JP
The Financial Secretary

The Honourable Elsie LEUNG Oi-sie, JP
The Secretary for Justice

Mr Michael SUEN Ming-yeung, JP
Secretary for Constitutional Affairs

Mr CHAU Tak-hay, JP
Secretary for Trade and Industry

Mr Gordon SIU Kwing-chue, JP
Secretary for Planning, Environment and Lands

Mr Nicholas NG Wing-fui, JP
Secretary for Transport

Mr Dominic WONG Shing-wah, JP
Secretary for Housing

Mrs Katherine FOK LO Shiu-ching, JP
Secretary for Health and Welfare

Mr Rafael HUI Si-yan, GBS, JP
Secretary for Financial Services

Mr Joseph WONG Wing-ping, GBS, JP
Secretary for Education and Manpower

Mr KWONG Ki-chi, GBS, JP
Secretary for Information Technology and Broadcasting

Miss Denise YUE Chung-yee, JP
Secretary for the Treasury

Mr LAM Woon-kwong, JP
Secretary for the Civil Service

Mr Stephen IP Shu-kwan, JP
Secretary for Economic Services

Mr Benedict KWONG Hon-sang, JP
Secretary for Works

Mr David LAN Hong-tsung, JP
Secretary for Home Affairs

Mrs Regina IP LAU Suk-yee, JP
Secretary for Security

Dr Edgar CHENG Wai-kin, JP
Head, Central Policy Unit
Clerk in attendance:
Mr Ricky FUNG Choi-cheung, JP,
Secretary General

The following papers were laid on the table pursuant to Rule 21(2) of the Rules of Procedure:

Subsidiary LegislationL.N. No.
1.Specification of Arrangements (Government of the Republic of Mauritius Concerning Air Services) (Double Taxation) Order 43/99
2.Clubs (Safety of Premises) (Exclusion) (Amendment) Order 199945/99
3.Immigration (Amendment) Ordinance 1999 (6 of 1999) (Commencement) Notice 199946/99
4.Air Pollution Control (Petrol Filling Stations) (Vapour Recovery) Regulation (L.N. 379 of 1998) (Commencement) Notice 199947/99
5.Public Health and Municipal Services Ordinance (Public Pleasure Grounds) (Amendment of Fourth Schedule) (No. 2) Order 199948/99
6.Public Health and Municipal Services Ordinance (Public Pleasure Grounds) (Amendment of Fourth Schedule) (No. 3) Order 199949/99
7.Designation of Museums (Amendment) Order 1999 50/99
8.Merchant Shipping (Safety) (High Speed Craft) Regulation (L.N. 111 of 1998) (Commencement) Notice 199951/99
9.Business Registration (Amendment) Regulation 199952/99
10.Food and Drugs (Composition and Labelling) (Amendment) Regulation 1996 (L.N. 80 of 1996) (Commencement) Notice 199953/99
11.Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Ordinance (Cap. 1157) (Commencement) Notice 199954/99
12.Church Body of the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Ordinance (Cap. 1158) (Commencement) Notice 199955/99
13.Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Foundation Ordinance (Cap. 1159) (Commencement) Notice 199956/99
14.Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters (New Zealand) Order (L.N. 376 of 1998) (Commencement) Notice 199957/99

Sessional Papers

No.101-Consumer Council
Annual Report 1997-98
No.102-Draft Estimates for the year ending 31 March 2000; Volume IA and Volume IB - General Revenue Account
No.103-Draft Estimates for the year ending 31 March 2000; Volume II - Fund Accounts


Written replies to Questions 1 to 20 were tabled for Members' information.


First Reading

Appropriation Bill 1999

The Bill was read the first time and ordered to be set down for Second Reading pursuant to Rule 53(3) of the Rules of Procedure.

Second Reading

Appropriation Bill 1999

The Financial Secretary moved the Second Reading and addressed the Council.

Question on the Second Reading proposed. The President stated that in accordance with Rules 67 and 71 of the Rules of Procedure, the debate on the second reading of the Bill was adjourned. The draft Estimates were referred to the Finance Committee for examination, before the debate on the Bill resumed.

Next Meeting

The President declared that the next meeting of the Council would be held on 10 March 1999 at 2:30 pm.

The Council was adjourned at 4:24 pm.

(Mrs Rita FAN)

Council Chamber
Hong Kong