LC Paper No. CB(2)954/98-99(01)

LegCo Panel on Constitutional Affairs
Subcommittee on mechanism for amending the Basic Law

Meeting on Thursday, 7 January 1999 at 4:30 pm
in Conference Room B of the Legislative Council Building

Members' Brief

ATTENDANCE (Quorum: 3 members including the Chairman)


Hon Martin LEE Chu-ming, SC, JP
Hon Ronald ARCULLI, JP
Hon Ambrose CHEUNG Wing-sum, JP
Hon Andrew WONG Wang-fat, JP
Hon Jasper TSANG Yok-sing, JP (will be late)
Hon Howard YOUNG, JP
Dr Hon YEUNG Sum
Hon Ambrose LAU Hon-chuen, JP
Hon Emily LAU Wai-hing, JP

Total : 9 Members

Absent with apologies

Hon CHEUNG Man-kwong
Hon Christine LOH

Non-Subcommittee Member attending

Hon LEUNG Yiu-chung

Clerk in attendance

Mrs Percy MA
Chief Assistant Secretary (2)3

Staff in attendance

Mr Jimmy MA
Legal Adviser

Ms Mariana LEUNG
Senior Assistant Secretary (2)7

Relevant papers

  1. *LC Paper No. CB(2)889/98-99(04) - Two papers prepared by Hon LEUNG Yiu-chung;

  2. *LC Paper No. CB(2)889/98-99(05) - Extract of minutes of House Committee meeting on 20 November 1998;

  3. LC Paper No. CB(2)954/98-99(02) - A paper setting out the Administration's preliminary views on the mechanism for amending the Basic law, as verbally reported by the Secretary for Constitutional Affairs at the last Panel meeting on 21 December 1998; and

  4. LC Paper No. CB(2)954/98-99(03) - Article 159 of the Basic Law.

I. Election of Chairman

Members may wish to elect a Chairman (and a Deputy Chairman). The procedures for election of Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Subcommittee of the Panel are the same as that for the election of Chairman of the House Committee, which are in Appendix.

II. Way forward
(4:30 pm - 6:30 pm)

2. Members may wish to refer to the information paper prepared by the Administration (LC Paper No. CB(2)954/98-99(02)) and consider the issues which require to be studied with a view to arriving at some recommendations for further discussion with the Administration at the meeting of the Panel on Constitutional Affairs on 18 January 1999.

Legislative Council Secretariat
6 January 1999

* Papers previously issued for the Panel meeting on 21 December 1998