Release of Commission of Inquiry report

     The Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, received on May 11 the report submitted by the Commission of Inquiry into Excess Lead Found in Drinking Water. The Government today (May 31) published the report in redacted form at the GovHK website (

     The Government's redaction of a very small part of the report is based on legal consideration to avoid any prejudice (actual or perceived) to relevant criminal investigations and criminal prosecutions (if so decided to be justified after the relevant investigations). The Government understands that the public would like to see the full report, and the redactions to the report have been kept to a minimum as permitted by law. The Government will release the full report after the relevant criminal investigations and criminal prosecutions (if any) have been concluded. This is to safeguard the fairness of the criminal justice system, in accordance with public interest.

Ends/Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Issued at HKT 15:31