Written by: Luo Jiaqing
Last update date: 2020-10-29 10:26
The Legislative Council today (29th) was originally scheduled to continue scrutinizing the Fisheries Protection (Amendment) Bill 2019. At the beginning of the meeting, Tu Jinshen, a member of the Democratic Party’s Legislative Council, proposed a fixed number of people. After 15 minutes, there is still not a quorum. Chairman Liang Junyan Adjourn the meeting.
At that time, there were 34 people in the conference hall, and there was still a quorum short of one person. Only Tu Jinshen of the democratic party was present.
Liang Junyan then decided to resume the meeting at 9:50 in the morning.
Leung Junyan pointed out that if members continue to delay the progress of the meeting in various ways, he will consider the power to preside over the meeting in accordance with Article 72(1) of the Basic Law and allocate time for the deliberation of the meeting of the Legislative Council.
Legislative Council Chairman Leung Junyan wrote to all Members yesterday, stating that the current Legislative Council meeting has been unnecessarily delayed by some Members, describing that the progress is not as satisfactory. Since the beginning of this session, Members have requested as many as 48 times to count the number of people. About 8 hours, it also refers to the past two meetings of the Legislative Council, which took a total of 17.5 hours to complete the deliberation of an uncontroversial bill.
Leung Junyan stated that he must strike a proper balance between respecting the rights of members and the effective operation of the Legislative Council to ensure that the Legislative Council, as the legislature, can properly exercise and perform the functions and powers stipulated in the Basic Law. Therefore, if any members continue to use various methods If the progress of the meeting is delayed, he will consider allocating time for the deliberation of the Legislative Council meeting in accordance with the power to preside over the meeting in accordance with Article 72(1) of the Basic Law.
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