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LegCo Appropriation Bill Debate

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

     The Legislative Council will hold a two-day meeting on Wednesday (March 22) at 11am and Thursday (March 23) at 2.30pm in the Chamber of the Legislative Council Building. During the meeting, the Second Reading debate on the Appropriation Bill 2006 will resume, and Members will speak on the Bill.

     The Bill, introduced into the Council on February 22, 2006, seeks to apply a sum not exceeding $214,344,718,000 to the services of the Government in the financial year ending on  March 31, 2007.

     Members will also ask the Administration 20 questions on various policy areas, all of which require written replies.

     The agenda of the above meeting can be obtained via the Legislative Council InfoFax Service (Tel: 2869 9568) or the Legislative Council web site (

     Members of the public are welcome to observe the proceedings of the meeting from the public galleries of the Legislative Council Chamber. They may reserve seats by calling 2869 9399 during office hours. Seats will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

Ends/Monday, March 20, 2006
Issued at HKT 16:10