CY Leung agrees to face Legco over illegal structures

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 05 December, 2012, 12:52pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 05 December, 2012, 3:56pm

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying will face questions in the Legislative Council about illegal structures found at his home on The Peak, his office said on Wednesday morning.

He was responding to a request from the Legco House Committee, made two weeks ago, to attend a meeting and explain his unauthorised installations.

The Chief Executive’s Office replied to the committee on Wednesday, saying Leung “welcomes the opportunity to have a question-and-answer session with members to discuss subjects of public concern”.

In a press release, the office said it was liaising with the Legco secretariat to set a date for the session.

Leung has faced calls from lawmakers to come clean after Buildings Department officers last week found another unauthorised extension – in addition to six discovered earlier – at his home in Peel Drive.

The 320-sq-ft extension in his basement was used as a storage area.

Leung has claimed this was his first time dealing with illegal structures – even though a Buildings Department press release said he had demolished an unauthorised glass corridor at his previous house in Stanley 12 years ago.