LEGISLATORS may call for a public hearing on human rights in the territory following the Government's rejection of their demand for the tabling of its human rights report in the Legislative Council before it is submitted to the United Nations. The chairman of the Legco home affairs panel, the Reverend Fung Chi-wood, said members were infuriated by the Government's repeated refusal to let Legco scrutinise the report before it was sent to Geneva. The Government's consultation exercise for the human rights report would be meaningless if the public and Legco members did not know how their views had been received by the Government, he said. 'Some members would certainly demand a public hearing on the issue and the compiling of an alternative report,' said Mr Fung. They would also ask London for an explanation of why the report could not be tabled in Legco for debate before being sent to the UN. It was also likely legislators would boycott further discussion with the administration over the report, he said. In the first meeting with the administration on the report consultation last month, legislators were outraged to hear they would be barred from seeing the report until it was submitted. They refused to discuss the subject with officials and instead decided to write a letter urging an open debate before the report was sent. But the administration has written to Mr Fung and Dr Yeung Sum, the chairman of Legco's constitutional affairs panel, to tell them their demand would not be met. Mr Fung said the Government had reiterated that the Hong Kong report was part of Britain's human rights report and would be made public only after it was submitted to the UN this summer. Legislators will meet tomorrow to decide what further action to take. The United Nations Human Rights Committee had asked the British Government to submit a report on Hong Kong in 1994, covering the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in the territory, but it was delayed for a year. This could be the last time Britain will present a report on behalf of Hong Kong. China has already indicated it was not obliged to make similar reports for the territory after 1997.