The following is issued on behalf of the Legislative Council Secretariat:
The Legislative Council (LegCo) will hold a meeting on Wednesday (May 16) at 11am in the Chamber of the LegCo Complex. During the meeting, Members will resume the debate on a motion under Rule 49B(1A) of the Rules of Procedure, moved by Mr Paul Tse at the Council meeting of December 14, 2016. The motion states: "That this Council, in accordance with Article 79(7) of the Basic Law, censures Dr Cheng Chung-tai for misbehaviour (details as particularised in the Schedule to this motion)."
On other Members' motions, Dr Fernando Cheung will move a motion on the report of the Joint Subcommittee on Long-term Care Policy. The motion states: "That this Council notes the Report of the Joint Subcommittee on Long-term Care Policy."
Ms Tanya Chan will move a motion on not forgetting the June 4 incident. The motion states: "That this Council urges that: the June 4 incident be not forgotten and the 1989 pro-democracy movement be vindicated."
Mr Chan Hak-kan will move a motion for the adjournment of the Council under Rule 16(4) of the Rules of Procedure. The motion states: "That this Council do now adjourn for the purpose of debating the following issue: the impact on the interests of Hong Kong and the country arising from the remarks made by Mr Benny Tai Yiu-ting, one of the initiators of the 'Occupy Central' movement, at a forum held in Taiwan in March 2018 that Hong Kong could consider becoming an independent state."
Meanwhile, 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. 12/17-18 of the House Committee laid on the Table of the Council on May 9, 2018 in relation to the Rating (Exemption) Order 2018."
On Government bills, the Second Reading debate on the Inland Revenue (Amendment) Bill 2018 and the Employment (Amendment) Bill 2017 will resume. If the Bills are supported by Members and receive their Second Reading, they will stand committed to the committee of the whole Council. After the committee of the whole Council has completed consideration of the Bills and their reports are adopted by the Council, the Bills will be set down for the Third Reading.
On Members' bills, the Second Reading debate on the Sailors Home and Missions to Seamen Incorporation (Amendment) Bill 2018 will also resume. If the Bill is supported by Members and receives its Second Reading, it will stand committed to the committee of the whole Council. After the committee of the whole Council has completed consideration of the Bill and its report is adopted by the Council, the Bill will be set down for the Third Reading.
During the meeting, the Chief Secretary for Administration will present "The Government Minute in response to the Report of the Public Accounts Committee No. 69 of February 2018" and address the Council.
Members will also ask the Government 22 questions on various policy areas, six of which require oral 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.
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