2nd Legislative Council of Hong Kong

2nd Legislative Council of Hong Kong
1st Legislative Council 3rd Legislative Council
Legislative Council Building HK.jpg
Legislative body Legislative Council
Jurisdiction Hong Kong
Meeting place Legislative Council Building
Term 1 October 2000 – 30 September 2004
Members 60 members
President Rita Fan (Independent)
Party control Pro-Beijing camp

The Second Legislative Council of Hong Kong was the meeting of the legislative branch of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government. The membership of the LegCo is based on the 2000 election. The term of the session was from 1 October 2000 to 30 September 2004, during the latter half of the first term of the Tung Chee-hwa's administration and the most of the Tung's second term in office. The pro-democratic Democratic Party remained the largest party with 13 seats. Notable newcomers to the Legislative Council included Wong Sing-chi, Michael Mak, Li Fung-ying, Lo Wing-lok, Abraham Shek, Tommy Cheung and Audrey Eu who won the seat vacated by Gary Cheng in the 2000 Hong Kong Island by-election.

Major events [ edit ]

  • September 2002 – July 2003: The government released its proposals for the anti-subversion law and sparked enormous criticisms from the society. The Hong Kong 1 July marches recorded more than five millions, the largest protest since the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. Liberal Party's chairman James Tien resigned from the Executive Council and would have party members vote for a postponement. As a result, the government withdrew the bill in later July due to insufficient votes to pass the law.

Major legislation [ edit ]

Enacted [ edit ]

Proposed [ edit ]

National Security (Legislative Provisions) Bill [ edit ]

In November 2002, the anti-subversion National Security (Legislative Provisions) Bill to amend the Crimes Ordinance, the Official Secrets Ordinance and the Societies Ordinance pursuant to the obligation imposed by Article 23 of the Basic Law of the Hong Kong was introduced to the Legislative Council. It is the cause of considerable controversy and division in Hong Kong. Protests against the bill resulted in a massive demonstration on 1 July 2003. In the aftermath, the National Security (Legislative Provisions) Bill was withdrawn after it became clear that it would not get the necessary support from the Legislative Council for it to be passed. The bill was then shelved indefinitely.

Composition [ edit ]

Affiliation Election At dissolution
Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong 11 10
Liberal Party 8 8
Breakfast Group 7 7
Hong Kong Progressive Alliance 4 4
Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions 1 1
Federation of Hong Kong and Kowloon Labour Unions 1 1
New Century Forum 1 1
Independent 6 6
Total for Pro-Beijing camp 39 38
Democratic Party 12 11
Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions 2 2
The Frontier 2 2
Article 45 Concern Group 0 2
Hong Kong Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood 1 1
Neighbourhood and Worker's Service Centre 1 1
Independent 3 3
Total for Pro-democracy camp 21 22
Total 60 60

Graphical representation of the Legislative Council [ edit ]

Leadership [ edit ]

Office Party Officer Constituency Since
President Independent Rita Fan.jpg Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai Election Committee 1998

List of members [ edit ]

The following table is a list of LegCo members elected on 10 September 2000 in the order of precedence..

Members who did not serve throughout the term are italicised. New members elected since the general election are noted at the bottom of the page.

Key to changes since legislative election:

a = change in party allegiance
b = by-election
c = other change
d = did not take seat
Selection method Constituency Elected Members Elected Party First Assumed Office Born In
EC Election Committee Rita Fan Independent 1983 1947
FC Industrial (First) Kenneth Ting Liberal 1998 1942
FC Commercial (First) James Tien Liberal 1988 1947
EC Election Committee David Chu Progressive Alliance 1995 1944
GC Hong Kong Island Cyd Ho Frontier/Civic Act-up 1998 1954
GC New Territories West Albert Ho Democratic 1995 1951
FC Engineering Raymond Ho Breakfast Group 1996 1939
GC New Territories West Lee Cheuk-yan CTU 1995 1957
GC Hong Kong Island Martin Lee Democratic 1985 1938
FC Accountancy Eric Li Breakfast Group 1991 1953
FC Finance David Li Independent 1985 1939
GC Kowloon East Fred Li Democratic 1991 1955
FC Industrial (Second) Lui Ming-wah Breakfast Group 1998 1938
EC Election Committee Ng Leung-sing Breakfast Group 1996 1949
EC Election Committee b Ng Ching-fai New Forum 1996 1939
FC Legal Margaret Ng Independent a 1995 1948
FC Wholesale and Retail Selina Chow Liberal 1981 1945
GC Kowloon West James To Democratic 1991 1963
FC Education Cheung Man-kwong Democratic/PTU 1991 1954
FC Import and Export Hui Cheung-ching Progressive Alliance 1998 1942
FC Labour Chan Kwok-keung DAB 1998 1946
GC Kowloon East Chan Yuen-han DAB 1995 1946
FC Insurance Bernard Chan Breakfast Group 1998 1965
GC Kowloon East Chan Kam-lam DAB 1995 1949
FC Textiles and Garment Sophie Leung Liberal 1996 1945
GC New Territories West Leung Yiu-chung NWSC 1995 1953
GC Hong Kong Island b Gary Cheng d DAB 1996 1950
FC Information Technology Sin Chung-kai Democratic 1995 1960
GC New Territories East Andrew Wong Independent 1985 1943
FC Commercial (Second) Philip Wong Independent 1991 1938
FC Agriculture and Fisheries Wong Yung-kan DAB 1998 1951
GC Kowloon West Jasper Tsang DAB 1996 1947
FC Touism Howard Young Liberal 1991 1948
GC Hong Kong Island Yeung Sum Democratic 1991 1947
EC Election Committee Yeung Yiu-chung DAB 1996 1951
GC Kowloon West Lau Chin-shek CTU 1991 1944
GC New Territories East Lau Kong-wah DAB 1998 1957
FC Heung Yee Kuk Lau Wong-fat Liberal 1985 1936
FC Transport Miriam Lau Liberal 1988 1947
EC Election Committee Ambrose Lau Progressive Alliance 1995 1947
GC New Territories East Emily Lau Frontier 1991 1952
GC Hong Kong Island Choy So-yuk DAB 1996 1950
GC New Territories East Andrew Cheng Democratic 1995 1960
GC Kowloon East Szeto Wah Democratic 1985 1931
FC Sports, Performing Arts, Culture and Publication Timothy Fok Independent 1996 1946
FC Social Welfare Law Chi-kwong Democratic 1995 1953
GC New Territories West Tang Siu-tong Progressive Alliance 1992 1942
GC New Territories West Tam Yiu-chung DAB 1985 1949
FC Real Estate and Construction Abraham Shek Breakfast Group 2000 1945
FC Labour Li Fung-ying FLU 2000 1950
FC Financial Services Henry Wu Independent 1996 1951
FC Catering Tommy Cheung Liberal 2000 1949
FC Health Services Michael Mak Independent 2000 1949
GC New Territories West Albert Chan Democratic a 1991 1955
FC Labour Leung Fu-wah FTU 2000 1951
FC Medical Lo Wing-lok Breakfast Group 2000 1954
GC New Territories East Wong Sing-chi Democratic 2000 1957
GC Kowloon West Frederick Fung ADPL 1991 1953
FC District Council Ip Kwok-him DAB 1995 1951
FC Architectural, Surveying and Planning Lau Ping-cheung Independent 2000 1951

By-elections [ edit ]

Other changes [ edit ]

2002 [ edit ]

2003 [ edit ]

Committees [ edit ]

Committee Chair Vice Chair
2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04
Finance Committee
  • Establishment Subcommittee
  • Public Works Subcommittee
Philip Wong (Independent) Ng Leung-sing (Breakfast)
Chan Kwok-keung (DAB) Ng Leung-sing (Breakfast)
Raymond Ho (Breakfast) Albert Chan (DemocraticIndependent)
Public Accounts Committee Eric Li (Breakfast) Emily Lau (Frontier)
Committee on Members' Interests David Chu (PA) Sin Chung-kai (Democratic)
House Committee
  • Parliamentary Liaison Subcommittee
Selina Chow (Liberal) Miriam Lau (Liberal) Fred Li (Democratic)
Lui Ming-wah (Breakfast) Emily Lau (Frontier)
Committee on Rules of Procedure Jasper Tsang (DAB) Margaret Ng (IndependentA45CG)
Panel on Administration of Justice and Legal Services Margaret Ng (Independent) Jasper Tsang (DAB)
Panel on Commerce and Industry Kenneth Ting (Liberal) Hui Cheung-ching (PA)
Panel on Constitutional Affairs Andrew Wong (Independent) Emily Lau (Frontier)
Panel on Economic Services James Tien (Liberal) Lui Ming-wah (Breakfast)
Panel on Education Yeung Sum (Democratic) Yeung Yiu-chung (DAB) Yeung Sum (Democratic) Yeung Yiu-chung (DAB) Yeung Yiu-chung (DAB) Yeung Sum (Democratic) Yeung Yiu-chung (DAB) Yeung Sum (Democratic)
Panel on Environmental Affairs Ng Ching-fai (NCF) Choy So-yuk (DAB) Cyd Ho (Frontier)
Panel on Financial Affairs Ambrose Lau (PA) Henry Wu (Independent)
Panel on Food Safety and Environmental Hygiene Fred Li (Democratic) Tommy Cheung (Liberal)
Panel on Health Services Sophie Leung (Liberal) Lo Wing-lok (Breakfast) Michael Mak (Independent) Lo Wing-lok (Breakfast) Michael Mak (Independent) Lo Wing-lok (Breakfast)
Panel on Home Affairs Andrew Cheng (Democratic) Ip Kwok-him (DAB) Andrew Cheng (Democratic) Ip Kwok-him (DAB) Choy So-yuk (DAB) Andrew Cheng (Democratic) Choy So-yuk (DAB) Andrew Cheng (Democratic)
Panel on Housing Chan Kam-lam (DAB) Albert Ho (Democratic) Chan Kam-lam (DAB) Albert Ho (Democratic) Albert Ho (Democratic) Chan Kam-lam (DAB) Albert Ho (Democratic) Chan Kam-lam (DAB)
Panel on Information Technology and Broadcasting Sin Chung-kai (Democratic) Howard Young (Liberal)
Panel on Manpower Lau Chin-shek (CTU) Chan Kwok-keung (DAB)
Panel on Planning, Lands and Works Tang Siu-tong (PA) Lau Ping-cheung (Independent)
Panel on Public Service Tam Yiu-chung (DAB) Li Fung-ying (FLU)
Panel on Security Lau Kong-wah (DAB) James To (Democratic) Lau Kong-wah (DAB) James To (Democratic) James To (Democratic) Lau Kong-wah (DAB) James To (Democratic) Lau Kong-wah (DAB)
Panel on Transport Miriam Lau (Liberal) Lau Kong-wah (DAB) Abraham Shek (Breakfast) Andrew Cheng (Democratic)
Panel on Welfare Services Law Chi-kwong (Democratic) Chan Yuen-han (DAB) Law Chi-kwong (Democratic) Chan Yuen-han (DAB) Chan Yuen-han (DAB) Law Chi-kwong (Democratic) Chan Yuen-han (DAB) Law Chi-kwong (Democratic)

See also [ edit ]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ "Bills Committee on Education (Amendment) Bill 2002". 11 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Bills Committee on National Security (Legislative Provisions) Bill". 11 May 2013.
  3. ^ Sangwon Suh and Yulanda Chung "A PR Man's PR Woes",, 8 September 2000
  4. ^ Leung, Ambrose (2 August 2002). "Albert Chan quits day after Democrat leadership change". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 1 May 2013.
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