Duncan Pescod

City Digest, December 15, 2012

Burglar seriously injures elderly couple

An 82-year-old man and his 75-year-old wife were in serious condition in Queen Elizabeth Hospital last night after being assaulted by a burglar in their Wong Tai Sin home.

Saturday, 15 December, 2012, 3:14am

Housing chief removes suspect alterations after media reports

Government workers inspect Pescod's property. Photo: Felix Wong

Director of Housing Duncan Pescod removed a glass canopy and an awning from a house he owns yesterday after media reports said they could be unauthorised structures.

27 Nov 2012 - 3:25am

Illegal structures found at housing chief's property

Building department staff inspect housing secretary Duncan Pescod's property in Clearwater Bay for illegal structures on Monday. Photo: Felix Wong

Two suspected illegal structures were found at a house owned by the head of the Housing Department, Duncan Pescod, a Chinese-language newspaper reported on Monday.

Ming Pao Daily reported that the house in Clearwater Bay Road, Sai Kung, had an unauthorised glass canopy and awning. It published photos of the structures.

26 Nov 2012 - 8:59pm 1 comment

Concern over proposed flat sale bill

Lawmakers on the Legislative Council's housing panel are concerned by slow progress of a proposed bill for regulating sales practices for new flats. Permanent secretary for housing Duncan Pescod said a committee would compile a report in October, that would go for public consultation. But lawmakers were unhappy Pescod was unable to give a full timetable for the procedure.

5 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Music forum's foul-mouthed artists - and a big-mouth civil servant

Musicians and artists are authentic people. That may be why they swear a lot. Or at least they did at last year's Asia-Pacific industry forum Music Matters. So much so that at this year's events, which were held over two days at the Grand Hyatt this week, organisers banned foul language and fined participants HK$100 every time they swore. Money collected was donated to charities.

6 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

No quota on how many employees will lose pay rise

No quota will be established for how many civil servants should lose automatic pay rises because of poor performance, officials said yesterday.

But the pledge failed to appease legislators, who called for an independent mechanism to assess performance.

31 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

Officials to keep allowances

Civil servants' allowances will not be scrapped despite warnings that they encourage officers to demand more, a top official said yesterday.

Deputy Secretary for Civil Service Duncan Pescod said allowances in cases of genuine need would be rationalised and retained after a review.

18 May 1999 - 12:00am

Stricter rules for mahjong parlours

MAHJONG parlour operators will need police approval before employing workers if strict new licensing conditions, aimed at eradicating triad involvement in the business, become law.

Employees will also have to wear staff identity cards. And operators will have to be present at all times during business hours.

1 Jul 1993 - 12:00am