Beijing should survey people in Hong Kong to see whether they agree with the disbanding of the Legislative Council, the Democratic Party says. The call came as the party revealed details of a survey on the issue, for which it interviewed 436 people on Tuesday and Wednesday. A total of 45 per cent of respondents disagreed with the Preparatory Committee's decision to replace the elected council with an appointed provisional legislature after the handover, against 19.5 per cent in favour. About 48 per cent disagreed with the director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, Lu Ping , who said legislator Frederick Fung Kin-kee, a member of the Preparatory Committee, could not sit on the provisional body because he voted against its establishment. A total of 17.5 per cent said Mr Fung should be barred from the provisional legislature. About 49 per cent said the provisional body should not be allowed to scrutinise, amend or veto the 1997-1998 Budget, while about 20 per cent said it should. Democratic Party legislator Dr Yeung Sum said the survey showed the Preparatory Committee's decisions were unacceptable to Hong Kong people. 'What the Chinese side wants to do is destroy the democratic system . . .'. 'The Chinese side should carry out its own survey and see themselves whether their decisions are welcome.' Twenty-six legislators will today present a petition to Xinhua (the New China News Agency) opposing the setting up of the provisional legislature, to be followed tomorrow by a march organised by the Democrats.