Hong Kong – LegCo President congratulates appointment of Principal Officials of sixth-term Government

LegCo President congratulates appointment of Principal Officials of sixth-term Government

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The following is issued on behalf of the Legislative Council Secretariat:



     The President of the Legislative Council (LegCo) Mr Andrew Leung today (June 19) congratulates the Principal Officials of the sixth-term Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on being appointed by the Central People’s Government.  The President is pleased to learn about the smooth formation of the new governing team and looks forward to continuous and positive interaction between the Government and the LegCo for good governance of Hong Kong.



     The President also congratulates the four Members joining the new governing team.  He believes that they will continue to serve the people of Hong Kong diligently from a different position. The LegCo Secretariat has received their written notices of resignation.



     The President affirms that the LegCo will continue to discharge its constitutional duties to monitor and complement the governance of the Government.  Under the “patriots administering Hong Kong”, the two branches will act in concert to resolve the pressing social issues for the best interest and a brighter future of Hong Kong.

Hong Kong – LegCo to consider proposed resolution on reorganizing Government structure

LegCo to consider proposed resolution on reorganizing Government structure

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The following is issued on behalf of the Legislative Council Secretariat:

 

     The Legislative Council (LegCo) will hold a meeting on Wednesday (June 15) at 11am in the Chamber of the LegCo Complex. During the meeting, Members will consider a proposed resolution on reorganizing the Government structure, which is moved by the Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs under section 54A of the Interpretation and General Clauses Ordinance. The proposed resolution is set out in Appendix 1.

 

     The Secretary for Labour and Welfare will move a proposed resolution under the Protection of Wages on Insolvency Ordinance to amend the Protection of Wages on Insolvency Ordinance. The proposed resolution is set out in Appendix 2.

 

     On Government bills, the Second Reading debate on the Employment (Amendment) Bill 2022 will resume. If the Bill is supported by Members and receives its Second Reading, it will stand committed to the committee of the whole Council. After the committee of the whole Council has completed consideration of the Bill and its report is adopted by the Council, the Bill will be set down for the Third Reading.

 

     The Inland Revenue (Amendment) (Tax Concessions for Certain Shipping-related Activities) Bill 2022 will be introduced into the Council for the First Reading and the Second Reading. The Second Reading debate on the Bill will be adjourned.

 

     On Members’ motions, Dr Priscilla Leung will move a proposed resolution under section 34(4) of the Interpretation and General Clauses Ordinance to extend the period for amending the Social Workers Registration Ordinance (Amendment of Schedule 2) Notice 2022, laid on the table of the Council on May 25, 2022, to the meeting of July 13, 2022.

 

     Meanwhile, Dr Priscilla Leung will move two proposed resolutions under section 34(2) of the Interpretation and General Clauses Ordinance to amend the Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulation 2022 and the Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulation 2022. The proposed resolutions are set out in Appendices 3 and 4 respectively.

 

     Dr Junius Ho will move a motion on revitalizing the Mandatory Provident Fund. The motion is set out in Appendix 5. Mr Tang Ka-piu, Mr Chan Kin-por, Dr Kennedy Wong and Dr David Lam will move separate amendments to Dr Ho’s motion.

 

     Mr Jeffrey Lam will move a motion on strengthening and consolidating Hong Kong’s status as an international financial centre and enhancing its competitiveness. The motion is set out in Appendix 6. Mr Rock Chen, Mr Chan Chun-ying, Mr Robert Lee and Dr Stephen Wong will move separate amendments to Mr Lam’s motion.

 

     Members will also ask the Government 22 questions on various policy areas, six of which require oral replies.

 

     The agenda of the above meeting can be obtained via the LegCo Website (www.legco.gov.hk). Members of the public can watch or listen to the meeting via the “Webcast” system on the LegCo Website. To observe the proceedings of the meeting at the LegCo Complex, members of the public may call 3919 3399 during office hours to reserve seats.

Hong Kong – LegCo Panel on Security visits Government Flying Service Headquarters (with photos)

LegCo Panel on Security visits Government Flying Service Headquarters (with photos)

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The following is issued on behalf of the Legislative Council Secretariat:



     The Legislative Council (LegCo) Panel on Security visited the Government Flying Service (GFS) Headquarters today (May 31) to better understand the daily operation of the GFS.

 

     Panel members first took a helicopter ride arranged by the GFS from the helipad in Wan Chai. They took the opportunity to conduct aerial inspection of the community isolation facilities in the former Kai Tak runway when the helicopters flew over the GFS Kai Tak Division.

 

     Panel members were then briefed by the GFS representatives on its searching and rescue operations when the helicopters flew over the hot spots of mountain rescue including the Kowloon Peak and the Lion Rock.

 

     When Panel members arrived at the GFS Headquarters in Chek Lap Kok, they toured the Hangar and received a briefing from the Controller of the GFS, Captain West, on the GFS’s aircraft fleet and related equipment. They also observed a training demonstration by the aircrews of the GFS. Meanwhile, Panel members also exchanged views with the aircrews of the GFS to gain a better understanding of the situation and challenges of the daily operation of the GFS.

 

     A total of 12 members of the Panel on Security attended the visit.

Hong Kong – LegCo to debate motion on addressing squarely problem of child abuse in Hong Kong and protecting children’s rights

LegCo to debate motion on addressing squarely problem of child abuse in Hong Kong and protecting children’s rights

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The following is issued on behalf of the Legislative Council Secretariat:



     The Legislative Council (LegCo) will hold a meeting on Wednesday (May 25) at 11am in the Chamber of the LegCo Complex. During the meeting, Members will debate a motion on addressing squarely the problem of child abuse in Hong Kong and protecting children’s rights. The motion, moved by Mr Michael Tien, is set out in Appendix 1. Mr Luk Chung-hung, Mr Lam San-keung, Dr Stephen Wong, Mr Stanley Li, Dr Hoey Simon Lee and Ms Maggie Chan will move separate amendments to Mr Michael Tien’s motion.



     Mr Lam Chun-sing will move a motion on promoting the development of vocational education and nurturing talents to establish multiple pathways. The motion is set out in Appendix 2. Mr Dennis Leung, Mr Yim Kong, Mr Sunny Tan, Dr Dennis Lam, Ms Lam So-wai, Dr Stephen Wong, Mr Rock Chen, Mr Benson Luk, Dr Johnny Ng, Dr Chow Man-kong and Mr Chan Kin-por will move separate amendments to Mr Lam Chun-sing’s motion.



     Meanwhile, Mr Steven Ho and Mr Tommy Cheung will move two separate proposed resolutions under section 34(4) of the Interpretation and General Clauses Ordinance to extend the period for amending subsidiary legislations. The proposed resolutions are set out in Appendices 3 and 4 respectively.



     On Government Bills, the Residential Care Homes Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2022 and the Occupational Safety and Occupational Health Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2022 will be introduced into the Council for the First Reading and the Second Reading. The Second Reading debate on the Bills will be adjourned.



     On Government motion, the Secretary for Labour and Welfare will move a proposed resolution under the Disability Discrimination Ordinance to seek the Council to resolve that the Disability Discrimination Ordinance (Amendment of Schedule 5) Notice 2022, made by the Chief Executive in Council on April 26, 2022 be approved.



     Members will also ask the Government 22 questions on various policy areas, six of which require oral replies.



     The agenda of the above meeting can be obtained via the LegCo Website (www.legco.gov.hk). Members of the public can watch or listen to the meeting via the Webcast system on the LegCo Website. To observe the proceedings of the meeting at the LegCo Complex, members of the public may call 3919 3399 during office hours to reserve seats.

Hong Kong – LegCo President respects Mrs Carrie Lam’s decision not to seek CE re-election

LegCo President respects Mrs Carrie Lam’s decision not to seek CE re-election

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​The following is issued on behalf of the Legislative Council Secretariat:



     The President of the Legislative Council (LegCo), Mr Andrew Leung, said today (April 4) that he respects the decision of the Chief Executive (CE), Mrs Carrie Lam, not to seek re-election. He commends Mrs Lam for her dedication and commitment to serving the people of Hong Kong.



     Mr Leung expresses gratitude to Mrs Lam for her unfailing efforts in maintaining effective communication with the Legislature. With strong determination, Mrs Lam committed herself to the role of CE and at the same time braved the difficulties despite all the challenges that arose during her term of office. Mr Leung wishes her a happy and fulfilling life with her family after leaving the office.



     Mr Leung believes that under the improved electoral system, the sixth term CE will certainly be patriotic and capable who loves Hong Kong and our country, and ensure the faithful implementation of the “one country, two systems”.



     Mr Leung stresses that LegCo will, as in the past, continue to fulfill its constitutional responsibilities of monitoring and cooperating with the Government in the administration of Hong Kong. For the common goals of improving people’s livelihood and achieving good governance, LegCo will maintain a positive and interactive relationship with the Executive Authorities and do its utmost to facilitate smooth transition of the SAR Government.