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LegCo to continue Second Reading debate on Appropriation Bill 2019
The following is issued on behalf of the Legislative Council Secretariat:

     The Legislative Council (LegCo) will hold a meeting on Wednesday (May 8) at 11am in the Chamber of the LegCo Complex. During the meeting, Members will continue the Second Reading debate on the Appropriation Bill 2019 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 Ms Claudia Mo, Dr Cheng Chung-tai, Mr Jeremy Tam, Mr Chan Chi-chuen, Mr Gary Fan, Dr Kwok Ka-ki, Mr Lam Cheuk-ting, Mr James To, Mr Wu Chi-wai, Mr Hui Chi-fung, Dr Helena Wong, Mr Kwong Chun-yu, Mr Alvin Yeung, Mr Ip Kin-yuen, Mr Au Nok-hin and Mr CHU Hoi-dick will move totally 56 amendments.
     On other Government Bill, the Franchised Taxi Services Bill 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, Mr Abraham Shek, Chairman of the LegCo Public Accounts Committee, will present the "Supplemental Report of the Public Accounts Committee on Report No. 71 of the Director of Audit on the Results of Value for Money Audits" and address the Council.
    Ms Starry Lee will move a motion under Rule 49E(2) of the Rules of Procedure.  The motion states: "That this Council takes note of Report No. 15/18-19 of the House Committee laid on the Table of the Council on 17 April 2019 in relation to the Rating (Exemption) Order 2019".
     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 (http://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, May 6, 2019
Issued at HKT 20:48
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