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Appointments to Steering Committee on Community Care Fund

     The Chief Executive appointed the following non-official members today (November 11) to the Steering Committee (the Committee) on the Community Care Fund (the Fund), valid up to December 31, 2012.

Professor Alfred Chan Cheung-ming
Mr Bunny Chan Chung-bun
Professor Chan Yuk-shee
Ms Chang Siu-wah
Mr Cheung Kwok-che
Professor Nelson Chow Wing-sun
Ms Christine Fang Meng-seng
Mr Ho Hei-wah
Mr Frederick Lai Wing-hoi
Mr Jeffrey Lam Kin-fung
Ms Lam Shuk-yee
Mr Lau Ming-wai
Dr Law Chi-kwong
Ms Li Fung-ying
Dr Donald Li Kwok-tung
Mr Tam Yiu-chung
Ms Nancy Tsang Lan-see
Mr Anthony Wu Ting-yuk
Ms Yu Sau-chu
Dr Yuen Pong-yiu

     "Non-official members of the Steering Committee have been drawn from various sectors of the community including the business, welfare, education, health, labour, political and the district sectors," a government spokesman said.

     The ex-officio membership of the Committee includes the Secretary for Home Affairs, Secretary for Education, Secretary for Labour and Welfare and Secretary for Food and Health.

     Chaired by the Chief Secretary for Administration, the Committee will :
(1)   oversee and co-ordinate the work of the Fund;
(2)   formulate strategies and programmes for the Fund;
(3)   formulate investment strategies and financial arrangements for the Fund;
(4)   oversee, co-ordinate and monitor the formulation, implementation and evaluation of programmes under the Community Care Fund; and
(5)   evaluate and recommend programmes under the Fund to be considered as government funded services.

     The establishment of Fund was announced in the 2010-11 Policy Address.  The Government and the business sector will each contribute $5 billion to support people in need in areas not covered by the social security safety net.

      "We will endeavour to ensure that resources go directly to those in need, that vetting procedures streamlined and administrative expenses are kept at a minimal level," the government spokesman said.

     A spokesman added that there would be close communication and co-operation between the Committee and government agencies and non-governmental organisations, in order to avoid duplicating efforts and to facilitate referrals.

Ends/Thursday, November 11, 2010
Issued at HKT 16:41


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