More should be spent on basic education, legislators urged, with the introduction of all-day primary schooling and the abolition of floating classes in secondary schools. A motion tabled by Cheung Man-kwong of the Democratic Party was passed unanimously. He said: 'It is ironic that Hong Kong is one of the top financial centres in the world but our children don't benefit from Hong Kong's economic development.' Spending on basic education in the past two years only amounted to about one or two per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), he said. Secretary for Education and Manpower Joseph Wong Wing-ping said improving education was a government priority. He said it was unfair to use the proportion of GDP spent as a measure because Hong Kong had a small government which spent a lower percentage of its product than did larger nations. 'We are committed to finding new resources for education. But demands have no limits, while resources have limits,' he said.