LegCo Round-up July 27 to 31

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Hongkong Post under fire as a thrilling and dramatic LegCo year 2014/2015 comes to an end.


July 27 Monday

Meeting of Panel on Economic Development

The LegCo’s Panel on Economic Development discussed incorporating in local legislation the latest standards of the International Maritime Organization concerning the number of life vests on board. The Marine Department also informed lawmakers that it was testing a new life vest that could be used by both adults and childern. The research result would be available by the end of 2015.

This was followed by a review session on the services provided by the Hongkong Post. The panel criticised the Post for refusing to disclose reports of an ill-fated plan to reform the postal service in 2008, which included details of a cash flow of HKD4m as consultation fee. Postmaster General Jessie Ting Yip Yin-mei noted that the reports contain confidential information and hence further study was required to figure what information could be made public. She also dismissed the suggestion to introduce post code system into the city.

Lawmakers also focused on over-recruitment of employees with contract bases, leading to a phenomenon of unequal pay for equal work, as well as future plans by the Post to adjust service fees.


Site visit by Members to the West Kowloon regarding a complaint case

BPA’s Priscilla Leung and Helena Wong from Democratic Party visited the pedestrian connection facilities between the West Kowloon Terminus of the Express Rail Link and the adjoining developments to investigate complains over traffic congestion and noise pollution brought by nearby construction sites.


July 28 Tuesday

Duty Roster Members’ interview with a deputation (Closed)


July 29 Wednesday

Case conference with the Administration (Closed)

Case conference with the Administration (Closed)


July 30 Thursday

No open or closed meetings


July 31 Friday

Members’ interview with members of the public (Closed)