Transcript of remarks by CS at media session (with video)

     Following is the transcript of remarks by the Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, after attending a function this morning (March 17):

Reporter: …Will there be a period for the public to inspect ….Will there be an official public consultation on this issue?

Chief Secretary for Administration: In fact, the relevant paper has already been in the public arena. Our colleagues will go to the relevant panel next week, on March 23, to interact with the LegCo members. And in fact our timetable now is to introduce the bill into the LegCo only in July and there will be a long period of summer recess to digest, to listen to the views of the community. And then, when LegCo resumes business after summer recess, there will be Bills Committee procedures, again careful deliberation, plenty of opportunities to hear the views of the community. So we have plenty of time to listen to the views of the community and to react.

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

Ends/Saturday, March 17, 2018
Issued at HKT 12:13