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Curious

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 01 June, 1997, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 01 June, 1997, 12:00am
 

I commend James To Kun-sun for his concern that the use of public funds should not be abused ('Police accused of funds probe delay', Sunday Morning Post, May 18).


Does his concern extend to the use of public funds by Legislative Councillors? During the life of the previous Legislative Council the Director of Audit called for greater transparency in accounting for the spending of public funds by councillors, not for the first time.


Would Mr To tell us what, if anything, has been done in this regard? On a related matter the previous Legislative Council rejected the advice of one of its committees to set up an ethics committee to monitor and investigate alleged misconduct of members.


Mr To's party led this rejection. It was reported at the time that the Legislative Council would be the only legislative body in the world without a self-regulating mechanism.


The conviction of councillors in the past has shown that being a Legislative Councillor is no bar to venality.


Would Mr To state his views on this? E. J. STEVENSON Tai Hang

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