THE Government hinted yesterday that it would relax some of its anti-speculation measures in the property market. The Secretary for Housing, Dominic Wong Shing-wah, said officials were examining proposals to increase the flexibility of both developers and buyers. 'We are examining these proposals with great care, to see whether some operational flexibility can be allowed, without giving rise to speculative activities and without compromising the integrity of our price-stabilisation package,' he said. He stressed the Government must guard against speculation, and review the situation on a regular basis. A Chinese-language newspaper reported yesterday that the Housing Branch considered increasing the selling date of pre-sale flats from nine months before completion to 15 months. Mr Wong also told the Legislative Council that his branch was reconsidering the sale of public rental flats to existing tenants as a means of increasing home ownership. 'We will certainly examine ways to make it easier for tenants of public rental flats to own their own homes, including the option of selling public rental flats to existing tenants,' he said. The idea was raised a few years ago by the Government but rejected by the Executive Council.