THE Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong, which stresses its grassroots support, has been accused of supporting the Government and big business in crucial Legislative Council votes. Party legislators have twice voted for funding of the Mandatory Provident Fund, and supported a failed government effort to quash a rise in severance payments for workers. Unionist legislator Lee Cheuk-yan accused the party of moving away from the protection of grassroots interests. 'Sometimes, they're pro-government and sometimes they're pro-business,' Mr Lee said. Alliance legislator Chan Kam-lam said his party looked at each issue comprehensively before deciding how to vote. He denied the party's six legislators had become stable supporters of the Government on the Mandatory Provident Fund. 'We just carefully look at opinions from different sides and we won't reject proposals which are reasonable,' he said. The funding requests were rejected by the Democratic Party and the Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood. Mr Chan said the alliance could not give top priority to labour interests as the unions did. He said Mr Lee's resolution to increase severance pay was in breach of the Labour Advisory Board's consensus. 'We should respect the Government's advisory body,' he said. 'We wouldn't be happy if Legco's decisions were not respected.' Democratic Party legislator Michael Ho Mun-ka attacked the alliance for not supporting the Democrats' bid to freeze Hong Kong Ferry's fares last month. But Mr Chan said a freeze would be a bad signal to foreign investors. 'Foreign investors would not be willing to do business in Hong Kong if Legco will not allow fare increases even if the company is losing money,' he said.