THE Government is to take a more active role in briefing members of the China-appointed Preliminary Working Committee (PWC) on transitional matters, officials said. The remarks came as top law drafters said they planned to hold another informal meeting with PWC legal affairs sub-group members on localisation and adaptation of laws. Constitutional affairs branch officials said there would be no change in the policy barring direct contacts between civil servants and the PWC. But they want improved communication. 'Our bottom line is that officials will not become members of the PWC and will not attend their official meetings,' a senior official said. In addition to the legal briefing, Planning Department Director Peter Pun Kwok-shing will attend a Beijing symposium next month to explain the territory's reclamation strategy. Separate talks are in the pipeline on the right of abode issue. A government source said there had not been a set programme of government briefings for the PWC. Localisation and adaptation of Hong Kong laws would top the agenda of a meeting with the PWC legal sub-group, said Acting Law Draftsman Tony Yen Yuen-ho. 'We are going to brief members in greater detail on how the Government will amend different laws to keep them in line with the Basic Law.' But he said the meeting would not touch on controversial issues like definition of permanent residents, sedition and replacing Commonwealth qualifications. Mr Yen said the more difficult questions would be dealt with by the Sino-British Joint Liaison Group. And he revealed he will approach sub-group members after their meeting in Beijing today to arrange the meeting next week. The first informal meeting between Legal Department officials and PWC members was held in Hong Kong in December when officials gave a brief introduction to members on the Government's programme on the localisation of laws. The sub-group said the majority of the 49 laws they had examined were in line with the Basic Law. Only one law concerning the British national emblem, national flag and waters should either be amended or repealed because of its colonial nature, mainland co-convenor Shao Tianren said after a meeting in Beijing.