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While the effect would be to move up the legislature’s summer recess by two weeks, Chan has said he believes that 20 to 30 of those 40 items

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Leung visited the complex with members from the LegCo Commission-which oversees the secretarial affairs of the coun

cil-before making the announcement. The LegCo building went through a violent break-in on Monday ni

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Leung said it is difficult to find a suitable alternative meeting venue, since a fully fun

ctioning council needs to be accommodated by over 1,000 staff members.

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used of involvement in storming the LegCo chambers on Monday. Police said arrests cor

responded with such offenses as assaulting a police officer, unlawful assembly and possession of weapons.

上海夜生活品茶微信Among the 40 items to be scrutinized by the Finance Committee, about 20 deal with city infrastructure of different types, while othe

rs concern personnel appointments and government salary adjustments, according to a committee agenda list.

Chan said matters he considers to be of great urgency and linked to people’s lives include appropria上海夜生活品茶微信

tion extensions for several public hospitals and infrastructure projects for public housing.

Chan said he will soon write to Legislative Council members to see if they would agree to scrutinize some urge

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However, Chan said that if any member on the committee disagrees with such a speci

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In such a scenario, projects on public housing, for instance, would have to be delayed for at least four months, until late October, Chan said.

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