Legislative Council

LC Paper No. LS 158/98-99

Paper for the House Committee Meeting
of the Legislative Council
on 23 April 1999

Legal Service Division Report on
Subsidiary Legislation Gazetted on 16 April 1999

Date of Tabling in LegCo : 21 April 1999

Amendment to be made by : 19 May 1999 (or 26 May 1999 if extended by resolution)

Evidence Ordinance (Cap. 8)
Evidence (Amendment) Ordinance 1999 (2 of 1999) (Commencement) Notice 1999
(L.N. 96)

This Notice appoints 1 June 1999 as the day on which the Evidence (Amendment) Ordinance 1999 (2 of 1999) ("the Ordinance") will come into operation.

The Ordinance abolishes the rule against hearsay evidence in civil proceedings and introduces a simpler system for admission of hearsay evidence in those proceedings.

Prepared by

Fung Sau-kuen, Connie
Assistant Legal Adviser
Legislative Council Secretariat
19 April 1999