LegCo to debate motion on conducting comprehensive review of labour legislation
The Legislative Council (LegCo) will hold a meeting on Wednesday (July 12) at 11am in the Chamber of the LegCo Complex. During the meeting, Members will debate a motion on conducting a comprehensive review of labour legislation to improve labour rights and interests.
The motion, moved by Mr Ho Kai-ming, states: "That this Council urges the Government to make safeguarding labour rights and interests its priority task and expeditiously conduct a comprehensive review of and make amendments to the various legislation relating to labour matters, so as to ensure that such legislation keeps pace with the times."
Mr Luk Chung-hung, Dr Kwok Ka-ki, Dr Helena Wong, Mr Andrew Wan and Dr Lau Siu-lai will move separate amendments to Mr Ho Kai-ming's motion.
Mr Jimmy Ng will move a motion on establishing a comprehensive "re-industrialisation" policy regime. The motion states: "That given the new opportunities brought about by global reforms in industrial technologies, many countries or places are proactively developing high value-added advanced manufacturing industries, and Hong Kong is no exception; the Government has already made it clear that re-industrialisation is a potential new area of economic growth for Hong Kong, and announced the establishment of a committee on innovation, technology and re-industrialisation; in this connection, this Council urges the Government to conduct a timely review and elevate the positioning of the 're-industrialisation' policy, with a view to upgrading the existing industrial policy regime led by innovation and technology to a comprehensive industrial policy regime which is more independent, forward-looking and systematic; the Government should also examine the role of industries in the local economic structure and societal development, and study the 'external development' feature of Hong Kong's industries, with the aim of providing tax support for those offshore Hong Kong manufacturers engaging in manufacturing and production industries, thereby consolidating the economic foundation of Hong Kong and promoting the diversification of industries."
Mr Ho Kai-ming, Mr Kenneth Leung, Dr Chiang Lai-wan, Mr Wu Chi-wai, Dr Lo Wai-kwok, Mr Charles MoK and Mr Jeremy Tam will move separate amendments to Mr Jimmy Ng's motion.
On Government motions, the Secretary for the Environment will move a proposed resolution under the Energy Efficiency (Labelling of Products) Ordinance to approve the Energy Efficiency (Labelling of Products) Ordinance (Amendment of Schedule 1) Order 2017, made by the Secretary for the Environment on May 2, 2017.
The Secretary for Home Affairs will move a proposed resolution under the Criminal Procedure Ordinance to approve the Legal Aid in Criminal Cases (Amendment) Rules 2017, made by the Criminal Procedure Rules Committee on May 2, 2017.
The Secretary for Development will move a proposed resolution under section 34(2) of the Interpretation and General Clauses Ordinance to amend the Waterworks (Amendment) Regulation 2017 laid on the table of the Council on May 24, 2017.
On bills, the Road Tunnels (Government) (Amendment) Bill 2017 will be introduced into the Council for the First Reading and the Second Reading. The Second Reading debate on the Bill will be adjourned.
Members will also resume the Second Reading debate on the Apology Bill and the Stamp Duty (Amendment) Bill 2017. 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.
Meanwhile, Chairman of the Finance Committee,Mr Chan Kin-por, will present the Report of the Finance Committee on the examination of the Estimates of Expenditure 2017-2018 and address the Council. Chairman of the Panel on Manpower, Mr Leung Yiu-chung; Chairman of the Panel on Administration of Justice and Legal Services, Dr Priscilla Leung; Chairman of the Panel on Welfare Services, Mr Shiu Ka-chun; Chairman of the Panel on Commerce and Industry, Mr Wu Chi-wai; Chairman of the Panel on Development, Mr Tommy Cheung; Chairman of the Panel on Economic Development, Mr Jeffrey Lam; Chairman of the Panel on Health Services, Prof Joseph Lee; Chairman of the Panel on Education, Dr Chiang Lai-wan; Chairman of Panel on Home Affairs, Mr Ma Fung-kwok; Chairman of the Panel on Housing, Ms Alice Mak; and Chairman of the Panel on Financial Affairs, Mr Christopher Cheung, will present the 2016-2017 Reports of the related Panels and address the Council respectively.
During the meeting, Members will ask the Administration 22 questions on various policy areas, six of which require oral 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, July 10, 2017
Issued at HKT 22:00
Issued at HKT 22:00