Written by: Wu Yan'an
2020-01-14 23:39Last updated: 2020-01-14 23:39
After the chairman of the Legislative Council, Liang Junyan, refused to "take the Employment (Amendment) Bill 2019 to the General Assembly" on Thursday (9th), the Secretary for Labour and Welfare, Mr Law Chi-kwong, suddenly moved to bypass the internal meeting and passed it to the Human Affairs Committee for consideration. The practice was accused of bypassing internal and legislative proceedings.
Twenty-two Democratic Legislative Councillors issued a statement today. They searched the historical archives and found that the 1993 Legislative Council's internal council had passed the provisions of the Panel's powers. It mentioned that "the blue paper bill should not be considered but should be considered. Continue to monitor government policies, including reviewing government consultation papers, white bills, etc. Rule 77 (3) of the Rules of Procedure states that "the Panel must monitor and study to the extent it considers necessary by the Panel Policy issues that members or House Committees recommend. " Therefore, the Democrats questioned that Luo Zhiguang's bypass of the internal conference violated the Rules of Procedure, and wrote to the chairman of the Legislative Council, Liang Junyan, demanding that the decision to approve the motion be retracted.
In 1993, the Legislative Council's inner council passed the provisions of the Panel's powers, which stated that "they should not be responsible for the scrutiny of the Blue Paper Bill, but should continue to monitor government policies, including reviewing government consultation papers, white paper bills, etc. . "
Democrats reviewed historical documents. They pointed out that the Legislative Council began to study the Legislative Council structure in a working group in October 1992. After four months of discussion, most members supported the Panel "should not be responsible for the review of the Blue Bill. Instead, we should continue to monitor government policies, including reviewing government consultation papers, white bills, and more. "
In June 1993, the Council adopted the relevant report, which was passed and gazetted at the Legislative Council meeting in October 1993. At the same time, Rule 77 (3) of the Rules of Procedure states that "the Panel must Degree, to monitor and study policy matters recommended by the Panel member or the House Committee ", the Democrats questioned that it would be a violation of the" Rules of Procedure "to return the second reading of Luo Zhiguang's motion to the Panel for review and write to the Chairman of the Legislative Council Liang Junyan demanded to withdraw his decision to approve the motion.
Democrats questioned Luo Zhiguang's approach in violation of the Rules of Procedure and wrote to the chairman of the Legislative Council, Liang Junyan, demanding that the ruling approving the motion be retracted. (Profile picture / Photo by Ou Jiale)
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