LegCo to debate motion under Rule 49B(1A) of the Rules of Procedure
The Legislative Council (LegCo) will hold a meeting on Wednesday (October 18) at 11am in the Chamber of the LegCo Complex. During the meeting, Members will debate a motion under Rule 49B(1A) of the Rules of Procedure.
The motion, moved by Ms Claudia Mo, states: "That this Council, in accordance with Article 79(7) of the Basic Law, censures Dr Hon Junius Ho Kwan-yiu for misbehaviour and breach of oath under Article 104 of the Basic Law (details as particularised in the Schedule to this motion)."
Mr Jimmy Ng will move a motion on establishing a comprehensive "re-industrialization" policy regime. The motion states: "That given the new opportunities brought about by global reforms in industrial technologies, many countries or places are proactively developing high value-added advanced manufacturing industries, and Hong Kong is no exception; the Government has already made it clear that re-industrialization is a potential new area of economic growth for Hong Kong, and announced the establishment of a committee on innovation, technology and re-industrialization; in this connection, this Council urges the Government to conduct a timely review and elevate the positioning of the 're-industrialization' policy, with a view to upgrading the existing industrial policy regime led by innovation and technology to a comprehensive industrial policy regime which is more independent, forward-looking and systematic; the Government should also examine the role of industries in the local economic structure and societal development, and study the 'external development' feature of Hong Kong's industries, with the aim of providing tax support for those offshore Hong Kong manufacturers engaging in manufacturing and production industries, thereby consolidating the economic foundation of Hong Kong and promoting the diversification of industries."
Mr Ho Kai-ming, Mr Kenneth Leung, Dr Chiang Lai-wan, Mr Wu Chi-wai, Dr Lo Wai-kwok, Mr Charles Peter Mok and Mr Jeremy Tam will move separate amendments to Mr Jimmy Ng's motion.
Mr Ho Kai-ming will move a motion on conducting a comprehensive review of labour legislation to improve labour rights and interests. The motion states: "That this Council urges the Government to make safeguarding labour rights and interests its priority task and expeditiously conduct a comprehensive review of and make amendments to the various legislation relating to labour matters, so as to ensure that such legislation keeps pace with the times."
Mr Luk Chung-hung, Dr Kwok Ka-ki, Dr Helena Wong and Mr Andrew Wan will move separate amendments to Mr Ho Kai-ming's motion.
On other Members' motions, Mr Ma Fung-kwok will move a proposed resolution under section 34(4) of the Interpretation and General Clauses Ordinance to extend the period for amending the Electoral Affairs Commission (Electoral Procedure) (Legislative Council) (Amendment) Regulation 2017, the Electoral Affairs Commission (Electoral Procedure) (District Councils) (Amendment) Regulation 2017, the Electoral Affairs Commission (Electoral Procedure) (Election Committee) (Amendment) Regulation 2017, the Electoral Procedure (Chief Executive Election) (Amendment) Regulation 2017 and the Electoral Procedure (Rural Representative Election) (Amendment) Regulation 2017, laid on the table of the Council on June 28, to the meeting of November 8.
Ms Starry Lee will also move a proposed resolution under section 34(4) of the Interpretation and General Clauses Ordinance to extend the period for amending the Country Parks (Designation) (Consolidation) (Amendment) Order 2017, laid on the table of the Council on July 12, to the meeting of November 8.
On Government motions, the Secretary for the Environment will move a proposed resolution under the Energy Efficiency (Labelling of Products) Ordinance to approve the Energy Efficiency (Labelling of Products) Ordinance (Amendment of Schedule 1) Order 2017, made by the Secretary for the Environment on May 2.
The Secretary for Home Affairs will move a proposed resolution under the Criminal Procedure Ordinance to approve the Legal Aid in Criminal Cases (Amendment) Rules 2017, made by the Criminal Procedure Rules Committee on May 2.
On bills, the Inland Revenue (Amendment) (No. 5) Bill 2017 and the Supplementary Appropriation (2016-2017) Bill will be introduced into the Council for the First Reading and the Second Reading. The Second Reading debate on the Bills will be adjourned.
Meanwhile, the Stamp Duty (Amendment) Bill 2017 will go through the Committee stage and be read the third time.
During the meeting, the Chief Secretary for Administration will present the Government Minute in response to the Report of the Public Accounts Committee No. 68 of July 2017 and address the Council on the Government Minute.
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). Please note that the agenda is subject to change, and the latest information about the agenda could be found on the LegCo Website.
Members of the public are welcome to observe the proceedings of the meeting from the public galleries of the Chamber of the LegCo Complex. They may reserve seats by calling 3919 3399 during office hours. Members of the public can also watch or listen to the meeting via the "Webcast" system on the LegCo Website.
Ends/Monday, October 16, 2017
Issued at HKT 18:30
Issued at HKT 18:30