LWB's response to media enquiries on consultation on retirement protection

     In response to media enquiries on the consultation on retirement protection, a spokesperson for the Labour and Welfare Bureau (LWB) today (December 14) said that the consultant responsible for the consultation would submit the draft consultation report to the Commission on Poverty for consideration this Friday (December 16).
     In November 2015, LWB commissioned SEE Network Limited (the Consultant) to arrange consultation sessions for the public engagement exercise on retirement protection, and to record and analyse the public views gathered from the exercise. The consultation period ended on June 21, 2016.
     "The Consultant submitted the first draft consultation report to the LWB in September 2016.  LWB exchanged views with the Consultant on the draft report upon receipt of its first draft. This was a normal interactive process", the spokesperson for the LWB said.
     The spokesman stressed that LWB has never written another report and has not requested the Consultant to add its name on it.  LWB has not required the Consultant to amend any part of the draft report for the reason that it is being not in line with the Government's stance. As the Consultant has pointed out in its response to media enquiries, the consultation report is independently made.

Ends/Wednesday, December 14, 2016
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