Hawkers upset with licence law

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 29 December, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 29 December, 2011, 12:00am


The majority of the city's hawkers oppose a government proposal to revoke licences of those who violate regulations six times within three months, according to a survey.

The Justice and Peace Commission of the Hong Kong Catholic Diocese said 94 per cent of the 245 vendors working in five districts interviewed last week were against the plan.

The poll also found 85 per cent did not support dismantling stalls after business hours. Over half thought fire-proof stalls should be allowed to store goods overnight and most welcomed the idea that stalls install fire-fighting equipment.