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Public Accounts Committee

Talking points

Lawmakers discuss hospital land grants

Monday, 3 December, 2012, 2:34am

Starbucks roasted by British lawmakers over tax stance

British lawmakers grilled global coffee giant Starbucks over its tax policies on Monday, arguing that claims that its British division was unprofitable “just doesn’t ring true”.

13 Nov 2012 - 5:33am

Housing chiefs 'lax' on shop gambling

Officials have been branded 'lax and ineffective' at enforcing rules on illegal gambling in shops the Housing Department rents out across the city's 180 housing estates.

A legislative watchdog says gambling activities are commonplace, and the department has been careless in its management.

7 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

We don't know full Games bill, minister admits

The government could not say exactly how much it had spent hosting the 2009 East Asian Games, the home affairs minister told lawmakers yesterday.

Speaking at an inquiry into the finances of the city's first major international multisport event, Tsang Tak-sing said the government's estimates had been fair and accurate, despite heavy criticism from the government auditor.

6 May 2011 - 12:00am

Lawmakers unhappy over Eco Park contract

Lawmakers yesterday voiced dismay over how the Environmental Protection Department had administered the management contract of the Eco Park in Tuen Mun.

15 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Lawmakers condemn director of health

Lawmakers condemned the director of health yesterday for his lax supervision of the local drug industry.

The legislature's Public Accounts Committee expressed 'grave dismay' and found it 'unacceptable' that the health authorities had failed to regulate and control drug safety.

3 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

More time needed on land misuse inquiry

A Legislative Council committee is still working on a report about rural leader Daniel Heung Cheuk-kei's unauthorised conversion of a warehouse on government land into a luxury villa.

Sources familiar with the Public Accounts Committee's deliberations said legislators needed more information and were not yet ready to consider what recommendations to make.

24 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

In Brief

Committee criticises collection of fines

8 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Watchdog dismayed at RTHK's failings

Public Accounts Committee finds the broadcaster's irregularities unacceptable

A report expressing dismay over RTHK's failure to address irregularities and comply with government regulations was issued by the Legislative Council's Public Accounts Committee yesterday. It said the situation was unacceptable.

13 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

New Promenade clarification sought

The Legislative Council's public spending watchdog will ask the government to clarify again whether it lost money in granting bonus development space to developer Henderson Land in its Grand Promenade project.

19 May 2006 - 12:00am