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Financial Secretary to outline 2018-19 Budget
The following is issued on behalf of the Legislative Council Secretariat:

     The Legislative Council (LegCo) will hold a meeting on Wednesday (February 28) at 11am in the Chamber of the LegCo Complex. The Government has advised the Clerk to LegCo that the Financial Secretary intends to present the Appropriation Bill 2018 and the Estimates for the year ending 31 March 2019 to the Council. When moving the Second Reading of the Appropriation Bill 2018, the Financial Secretary will outline the 2018-19 Budget.

     On Member's motion, Ms Alice Mak will move a proposed resolution under section 34(4) of the Interpretation and General Clauses Ordinance to extend the period for amending the Hospital Authority Ordinance (Amendment of Schedule 1) Order 2018 laid on the table of the Council on February 7, 2018 to the meeting of March 28, 2018.

     During the meeting, Members will also 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, February 26, 2018
Issued at HKT 19:35
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