LegCo to debate motion on establishing comprehensive "re-industrialization" policy regime
The Legislative Council (LegCo) will hold a meeting on Wednesday (November 29) at 11am in the Chamber of the LegCo Complex. During the meeting, Members will debate a motion on establishing a comprehensive "re-industrialization" policy regime.
The motion, moved by Mr Jimmy Ng, 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-industrialization is a potential new area of economic growth for Hong Kong, and announced the establishment of a committee on innovation, technology and re-industrialization; in this connection, this Council urges the Government to conduct a timely review and elevate the positioning of the 're-industrialization' 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.
Mr Ho Kai-ming will move a motion on conducting a comprehensive review of labour legislation to improve labour rights and interests. The motion 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 and Mr Andrew Wan will move separate amendments to Mr Ho Kai-ming's motion.
Ms Claudia Mo will move a motion under Rule 49B(1A) of the Rules of Procedure. The motion states: "That this Council, in accordance with Article 79(7) of the Basic Law, censures Dr Hon Junius Ho for misbehaviour and breach of oath under Article 104 of the Basic Law (details as particularized in the Schedule to this motion)."
In addition, Ms Starry Lee will move two separate motions under Rule 49E(2) of the Rules of Procedure. The first motion states: "That this Council takes note of Report No. 3/17-18 of the House Committee laid on the table of the Council on November 8, 2017 in relation to the Apology Ordinance (Commencement) Notice, the Import and Export (Electronic Cargo Information) (Amendment) Regulation 2017, the Immigration (Places of Detention) (Amendment) Order 2017, the Inland Revenue (Double Taxation Relief and Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income) (New Zealand) (Amendment) Order 2017, the Merchant Shipping (Limitation of Shipowners Liability) Ordinance (Amendment of Schedule 2) Order 2017, the Fixed Penalty (Criminal Proceedings) (Amendment) Regulation 2017, the Road Traffic (Driving Licences) (Amendment) Regulation 2017, the Road Traffic (Registration and Licensing of Vehicles) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulation 2017, the Road Traffic Ordinance (Amendment of Schedule 9) Order 2017, the Road Traffic (Registration and Licensing of Vehicles) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulation 2017, the Immigration Service (Designated Places) (Amendment) Order 2017, the Closed Area (Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Port and Hong Kong Link Road) Order and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Port and Hong Kong Link Road Closed Area (Permission to Enter) Notice."
The second motion states: "That this Council takes note of Report No. 5/17-18 of the House Committee laid on the table of the Council on November 29, 2017 in relation to the Trainee Solicitors (Amendment) Rules 2017 (Commencement) Notice."
On government motions, Members will continue to consider the proposed resolution under the Criminal Procedure Ordinance moved by the Secretary for Home Affairs to approve the Legal Aid in Criminal Cases (Amendment) Rules 2017, made by the Criminal Procedure Rules Committee on May 2, 2017.
During the meeting, Members will also 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, November 27, 2017
Issued at HKT 19:05
Issued at HKT 19:05