LC Paper No. CB(1)60/98-99

Ref : CB1/PL/ITB

Legislative Council
Panel on Information Technology and Broadcasting

Minutes of Meeting
held on Tuesday, 14 July 1998, at 12:00 noon
in Conference Room B of the Legislative Council Building

Members present :

Hon SIN Chung-kai (Chairman)
Hon MA Fung-kwok (Deputy Chairman)
Hon Eric LI Ka-cheung, JP
Hon Fred LI Wah-ming
Prof Hon NG Ching-fai
Hon James TO Kun-sun
Hon Howard YOUNG, JP
Hon YEUNG Yiu-chung
Hon Emily LAU Wai-hing, JP
Hon CHOY So-yuk
Hon LAW Chi-kwong, JP

Members absent :

Hon Kenneth TING Woo-shou, JP
Hon David CHU Yu-lin
Dr Hon Raymond HO Chung-tai, JP
Hon Timothy FOK Tsun-ting, JP

Clerk in attendance :

Miss Polly YEUNG
Chief Assistant Secretary (1)3

Staff in attendance :

Ms Pauline NG
Assistant Secretary General 1

Ms Sarah YUEN
Senior Assistant Secretary (1)4

I Election of Chairman and Deputy Chairman

Nominated by Mr SIN Chung-kai and seconded by Ms Emily LAU Wai-hing, Mr Howard YOUNG was elected as the presiding member for the election of Chairman of the Panel.

2 Mr Howard YOUNG invited nominations for chairmanship. Mr SIN Chung-kai was nominated by Mr Eric LI Ka-cheung and seconded by Mr LAW Chi-kwong. Mr SIN Chung-kai accepted the nomination.

3 There being no other nomination, Mr SIN Chung-kai was declared Chairman of the Panel.

4 Mr SIN Chung-kai took over the chair.

5 Mr SIN Chung-kai invited nominations for deputy chairmanship. Mr MA Fung-kwok was nominated by Mr YEUNG Yiu-chung and seconded by Miss CHOY So-yuk. Mr MA Fung-kwok accepted the nomination.

6 There being no other nomination, Mr MA Fung-kwok was declared Deputy Chairman of the Panel.

II Schedule of meetings for the 1998-99 session

7 Members agreed that except for the next meeting, future meetings of the Panel would be held on the second Monday of each month at 2:30 p.m.

III Discussion items for next meeting

8 Members agreed that subject to there being no objection from the Administration to the proposed date, the next meeting would be held on Tuesday, 28 July 1998, at 10:45 a.m. to discuss the following -

  1. 1998 review of fixed telecommunications;

  2. 1998 review of the television environment; and

  3. Information technology development.

9 Members also agreed to discuss the following items at the Panel's September meeting -

  1. Use of dangerous goods in film production; and

  2. Regulation of obscene and indecent materials transmitted through the Internet.

10 Members agreed that members of relevant Panels, including the Security Panel, would be invited to participate in the discussion of 9(a).

IV Any other business

11 There being no other business, the meeting ended at 12:20 p.m.

Legislative Council Secretariat
27 July 1998