ICAC Commissioner Bertrand de Speville is expected to lobby the Governor personally over proposals aimed at tightening the anti-graft body's structure and accountability. It is understood Mr de Speville will meet the Governor early in the New Year. Although senior commission officials are believed to be content with the overall reform package - to be released today by the Independent Commission Against Corruption Review Committee - it is expected Mr de Speville will still petition Mr Patten for the maintenance of some of the procedures earmarked for overhaul. Sources suggest these may include recommendations the commissioner step down as chairman of three of five watchdog bodies. The ICAC is also likely to argue against a possible proposal that search and seizure powers - and the ability to compel witnesses to give information - be given to a member of the judiciary as a safeguard. Mr de Speville reports directly to the Governor. Administration sources said last night there may be discussions with a range of people on the wisdom of the proposals for change. 'It is too early, I suggest, to ascertain to what extent these proposals sit uncomfortably with the commissioner,' said one administration source. 'But he is certain to be discussing these things at some stage.' Mr de Speville could not be reached for comment. Today, chairman of the nine-member committee Dr Helmut Sohmen will hand to the Governor the 160-page report detailing 75 recommendations on ICAC powers and accountability. Independent legislator Christine Loh will present a dissenting report. Dr Sohmen has indicated the commission is unlikely to lose any powers; in particular the Section 30 clause banning publicity over ongoing investigations. The ICAC may get the ability to seize personal tax records. During the eight-month inquiry, the committee took 98 written submissions and invited oral evidence. It also received a list of powers the ICAC said it was prepared to forfeit. One of the major themes in the report will be the simmering jurisdictional feud between the ICAC and police and a recommendation for revised guidelines to improve the relationship. In the past 12 months, the ICAC has undergone three reviews during a piercing scrutiny of operations. In October, after a seven-month investigation, the Legislative Council Security Panel vindicated Mr de Speville's decision to sack Alex Tsui Ka-kit, deputy director of operations. However, it recommended the commission review internal procedures regarding the way staff detailed meetings with contacts. It also suggested it look at disciplinary measures amid allegations of racism and double-standards. The ICAC has pledged to report to Legco next year.