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LegCo to continue Second Reading debate on Appropriation Bill 2018
The following is issued on behalf of the Legislative Council Secretariat:

     The Legislative Council (LegCo) will hold a meeting on Wednesday (May 2) at 11am in the Chamber of the LegCo Complex.  During the meeting, Members will continue the Second Reading debate on the Appropriation Bill 2018 and Government officials will speak on the Bill.

     If the Bill is supported by Members and receives its Second Reading, it will stand committed to the committee of the whole Council, during which the Financial Secretary will move two amendments and Ms Claudia Mo, Dr Fernando Cheung, Mr Chan Chi-chuen, Mr Lam Cheuk-ting, Mr James To, Dr Helena Wong, Mr Andrew Wan, Mr Hui Chi-fung, Dr Kwok Ka-ki, Mr Gary Fan, Mr Kwong Chun-yu, Dr Cheng Chung-tai, Mr Au Nok-hin and Mr Chu Hoi-dick will move totally 65 amendments. 

     On other government bills, the Inland Revenue (Amendment) (No. 3) Bill 2018 will be introduced into the Council for the First Reading and the Second Reading.  The Second Reading debate on the Bill will be adjourned. 

     Meanwhile, Chairman of the LegCo Public Accounts Committee, Mr Abraham Shek, will present the "Supplemental Report of the Public Accounts Committee on Report No. 69 of the Director of Audit on the Results of Value for Money Audits" and address the Council.

     During the meeting, Members will 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, April 30, 2018
Issued at HKT 17:30
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