Financial Secretary to outline 2017-2018 Budget

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

     The Legislative Council (LegCo) will hold a meeting on Wednesday (February 22) at 11am in the Chamber of the LegCo Complex. The Government has advised the Clerk to LegCo that the Financial Secretary intends to present the Appropriation Bill 2017 and the Estimates of Expenditure for the year ending 31 March 2018 to the Council. When moving the Second Reading of the Appropriation Bill 2017, the Financial Secretary will outline the 2017-2018 Budget.

     During the meeting, Members will also ask the Government 22 questions on various policy areas, all of which require written replies.

     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 to the meeting via the "Webcast" system on the LegCo website.

Ends/Monday, February 20, 2017
Issued at HKT 14:49