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LegCo to debate motion on constitutional reform

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

     The Legislative Council (LegCo) will hold a meeting this Wednesday (November 26) at 11am in the Chamber of the LegCo Complex. During the meeting, Members will debate a motion on constitutional reform.

     The motion, to be moved by Mr Ronny Tong, states: "That this Council urges the Government to expeditiously put forward a practical and feasible constitutional reform package."

     Ms Emily Lau will move an amendment to Mr Ronny Tong's motion.

     Mr Poon Siu-ping will also move a motion on ensuring occupational safety. The motion states: "That, as the number of work injury accidents and fatal industrial accidents in Hong Kong remains high, this Council urges the Government to establish a dedicated committee for comprehensively reviewing the policies on Hong Kong employees' occupational safety and health, including the protection coverage of occupational diseases and improvement of the protection for workers in high-risk occupations (i.e. insurance, compensation, therapy and rehabilitation)."

     Mr Tang Ka-piu and Mr Chan Kin-por will move separate amendments to Mr Poon Siu-ping's motion.

     On bills, Members will resume Second Reading debates on the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Bill and the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2014. If the Bills are supported by Members and receive their Second Reading, they will then go through the Committee stage and be read the third time.

     In addition, Members will ask the Government 22 questions on various policy areas, six of which require oral replies during the meeting.

     The agenda of the above meeting can be obtained via the LegCo Website ( 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 the meeting via the web broadcast system on the LegCo Website.

Ends/Monday, November 24, 2014
Issued at HKT 17:28


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