PRISON authorities should not try to legalise their ban on newspaper horse-racing supplements until the appeal court rules on whether the ban violates the Bill of Rights, legislators said yesterday. Racing pages have been allowed in prison since the High Court ruled last November that the ban breached the Bill of Rights. The Government is appealing the case. Independent legislator Emily Lau Wai-hing asked why the Government was not waiting until the appeal court ruling before amending prison rules to allow the Commissioner of Correctional Services to enforce the ban. Democratic Party legislator James To Kun-sun told the Legco security panel his party would await the court ruling before deciding whether to support the amendment to prison rules. But Principal Assistant Secretary for Security Andrew Kluth said the Government had taken legal advice that the proposed ban did not contravene the Bill of Rights.