TWELVE bills will go before the Legislative Council during a marathon two-day sitting next month in an effort to see them made law before the present council breaks up for the last time. Legco secretary general Ricky Fung Choi-cheung said yesterday a bills sitting scheduled for July 26 had been extended to a second day. If members cannot get the most important of about 30 bills on to the statute books before the council dissolves, the bills will lapse, meaning scrutiny will have to begin again in September following the Legco elections. Legislators also agreed during a House Committee meeting that the sessions would begin at 9 am, instead of the original 2.30 pm start, and run until 11 pm with two 45-minute meal breaks. To save time, legislators would not ask officials oral questions, and would not debate members' motions, Mr Fung said. The Government has asked members to draw up a priority list. The Court of Final Appeal bill will be at the top of the pile, with the controversial Mandatory Provident Fund Bill coming next.