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LegCo to continue Second Reading debate on Appropriation Bill 2017
The following is issued on behalf of the Legislative Council Secretariat:

     The Legislative Council (LegCo) will hold a meeting on Wednesday (April 26) at 11am in the Chamber of the LegCo Complex. During the meeting, Members will continue the Second Reading debate on the Appropriation Bill 2017 and Government officials will speak on the Bill.

     If the Bill is supported by Members and receives its Second Reading, it will go to the Committee stage, during which Ms Claudia Mo, Dr Cheng Chung-tai, Mr Jeremy Tam, Mr Kwong Chun-yu, Mr Lam Cheuk-ting, Mr James To, Mr Andrew Wan, Dr Helena Wong, Mr Wu Chi-wai, Mr Ip Kin-yuen, Mr Hui Chi-fung, Dr Yiu Chung-yim, Mr Chan Chi-chuen, Dr Lau Siu-lai, Dr Fernando Cheung, Dr Kwok Ka-ki, Mr Leung Kwok-hung, Mr Shiu Ka-chun, Mr Nathan Law and Mr Chu Hoi-dick will move totally 185 amendments.

     On other Government Bills, the Private Columbaria Bill will go through the Committee stage and be read the third time. The Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2017 and the Waterworks (Amendment) Bill 2017 will be introduced into the Council for the First Reading and the Second Reading. The Second Reading debate on the Bills will be adjourned. 

     On motions, the Secretary for Transport and Housing will move a proposed resolution under the Road Traffic Ordinance to extend the period for which the limit specified in the Road Traffic (Public Light Buses: Limit on Number) Notice 2016 on the total number of vehicles that may be registered as public light buses remains in force to June 20, 2022.

     The Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury will move a proposed resolution under the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Ordinance to approve the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes (Fees) (Amendment) Regulation 2017 made by the Chief Executive in Council on March 14, 2017.

     During the meeting, Members will 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 (www.legco.gov.hk). 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, April 24, 2017
Issued at HKT 19:16
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