Transcript of remarks by STH

     Following is the transcript of remarks by the Secretary for Transport and Housing, Mr Frank Chan Fan, at a media session after the Finance Committee of Legislative Council today (July 19):
Reporter: How do you see that all these items … who is the responsibility, who should bear this kind of responsibility from your point of view?
Secretary for Transport and Housing: I would have thought if the (Finance) Committee was given eight hours of time to discuss and deliberate their budget requirements for eight items, there should be sufficient time for discussion and for decision. It's very disappointing that many of these items were not considered and approved within these eight hours. It would be beneficial to the community and everyone in Hong Kong if these items could have been approved, because many of these items concern the livelihood of Hong Kong people.

(Please also refer to the Chinese portion of the transcript.)

Ends/Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Issued at HKT 20:16