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Financial Secretary to outline 2008-2009 Government Budget
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The following is issued on behalf of the Legislative Council Secretariat:

    The Legislative Council will hold a meeting this Wednesday (February 27) at 11am in the Chamber of the Legislative Council Building. During the meeting, the Financial Secretary will present the Appropriation Bill 2008 and the Estimates of Expenditure for the year ending March 31, 2009, to the Council.
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    When moving the Second Reading of the Appropriation Bill 2008, the Financial Secretary will outline the 2008-2009 Government Budget.

    During the meeting, Members will also ask the Administration 20 questions on various policy areas, all of which require written replies.
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    The agenda of the above meeting can be obtained via the Legislative Council InfoFax Service (Tel: 2869 9568) or the Legislative Council website (www.legco.gov.hk).
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    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. Members of the public can also listen to the meeting via the audio webcast system on the Legislative Council homepage.

Ends/Monday, February 25, 2008
Issued at HKT 17:55

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