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Transcript of remarks by CE at media session before ExCo meeting (with video)
     Following is the transcript of remarks by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at a media session before the Executive Council meeting this morning (December 5):
Reporter: Mrs Lam, but the Government has stopped submitting new bills to LegCo in the past few weeks. Is this a tactic to make way for LegCo to debate on LegCo rules changes?
Chief Executive: Well, there is no particular tactics or strategy. We will submit the bills and resolutions when they are ready for LegCo to discuss and debate. But of course, as we can all see, the Legislative Council has already had eight meetings in this session, and out of the eight meetings and in many hours of deliberations they only managed to achieve basically two things. One is of course to pass the motion of thanks regarding my Policy Address, to which I'm extremely grateful. The other is to pass a non-binding motion on the co-location arrangements to be implemented in the West Kowloon Terminus of the high-speed train. But for other matters which normally do not take up a lot of time in the Legislative Council, like subsidiary legislation, like the introduction of bills for first and second reading, in this particular session they have also taken up a lot of time so maybe this phenomenon is very unusual and we hope that things in the Legislative Council will be brought back to normal as soon as possible.
(Please also refer to the Chinese portion of the transcript.)
Ends/Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Issued at HKT 12:05
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