Lawmakers yesterday admitted negligence in scrutinising the legislation which permitted vulnerable witnesses to give evidence by television link. Legislator Ronald Arculli, who chaired the committee examining the bill, said he should bear more responsibility than his colleagues. As a solicitor, Mr Arculli regretted that he had overlooked the fact the legislation did not cover incest cases. He said he should have known better. He said the only remedy would be for the Legislative Council to pass new legislation as soon as possible. Legislator James To Kun-sun, also a member of the committee, said the incident happened because it had too many papers to read covering too wide a spectrum. Legal representative Margaret Ng Ngoi-yee urged the Legal Department to assess whether it had enough skilled people to draft legislation.