Questions – Control on the number of visitors to Hong Kong (Jeffrey Lam)

It has been reported that at a meeting of the Commission on Strategic Development held last month, the Chief Executive raised the issue of reducing the number of mainland people visiting Hong Kong under the Individual Visit Scheme (IVS visitors) to seek the views of Commission members. In this connection, will the Government inform this Council…

Questions – Development of knowledge-based economy in Hong Kong (Abraham Shek)

Networked Readiness Index (NRI) is a measure of how prepared an economy is in applying the benefits of information and communications technologies for promoting economic growth and well-being…

Work of the offices of the SAR Government on the Mainland (Jeffrey Lam)

Following is a question by the Hon Jeffrey Lam and a written reply by the Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, Mr Raymond Tam, in the Legislative Council on June 25: Question: With the ever-growing economic and business activities between Hong Kong and the Mainland, Hong Kong people doing businesses on the Mainland (Hong Kong

Speech – Improving the implementation of the education policy and allocating additional funding for education (Abraham Shek)

Deputy President, Secretary, if I may just quote a famous saying by a British gentleman: “Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.” Another French philosopher said, “Education made us what we are.” We are today for what education made us.

Questions – Regulation and application of unmanned aircraft systems (Andrew Leung)

With the technology of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) maturing gradually and miniaturisation of UAS, UAS have become increasingly versatile. On the civilian side, UAS can be used for leisure pursuits, aerial photography, search and rescue, etc. Regarding the regulation and application of UAS, will the Government inform this Council…

Questions – Business conditions of small and medium brokers (Christopher Cheung)

According to the Financial Review of the Securities Industry for the year ended 2013 (the Review) published by the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), Category C brokers (i.e. brokers ranked 66th or after by monthly turnover on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong) recorded a total net profit of $1.758 billion last year, which was 3.95 times higher than that of 2012.

Question – Demand-led Redevelopment Project Pilot Scheme (Andrew Leung)

The Demand-led Redevelopment Project Pilot Scheme (the Scheme) launched by the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) in 2011 has so far received three rounds of applications involving 110 project proposals, but less than one-tenth of such applications have been selected by URA. In this connection, will the Government inform this Council…

Question – Industrial accidents involving crane lorries (Lo Wai-kwok)

Following is a question by Ir Dr Hon Lo Wai-kwok and a written reply by the Secretary for Labour and Welfare, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, in the Legislative Council on April 30: Question: It has been reported that on February 22 this year, the extended crane of a heavy-duty crane lorry at a construction site

Question – Development of Lantau Island (Jeffrey Lam)

The Chief Executive has stated in the 2014 Policy Address that the Government will explore ways to further develop the eastern waters off Lantau Island and neighbouring areas, with a view to developing an East Lantau Metropolis, which will become a new core business district. Also, to dovetail with the completion of the Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities (HKBCF) Island of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB), the Government will explore the feasibility of developing commercial facilities at HKBCF so as to develop its potential for a “bridgehead economy”.

Question – Supplementary Labour Scheme (Jeffrey Lam)

Quite a number of employers have relayed to me that industries such as the construction, retail and catering, care services, etc., have all along been plagued with the problem of insufficient labour supply, resulting in an increase in their operating costs. They have also pointed out that the application procedures of the Supplementary Labour Scheme (the Scheme) under which employers may apply for labour importation are not only complicated but also very time-consuming.


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