A major business group says it plans to lobby the Governor and the future chief executive about their policy proposals for next year. Chairman of the Business and Professionals' Federation Edward Ho Sing-tin said his group would prepare a copy of its proposals on the formulation of government policy for both Chris Patten and the future chief executive. 'Every year, the federation gives suggestions to the Governor. But this year, we can foresee the chief executive-designate will also be preparing an address for the Special Administrative Region government. We want to make our comments and input before he makes up his mind,' Mr Ho said. He said a working group would 'lay down our suggestions not only on business but also on livelihood issues such as education'. At the federation's annual meeting last month, both Mr Ho and president Vincent Lo Hong-sui were re-elected to their posts for terms that straddle the handover. Mr Ho said the group was planning to provide input for the chief executive-designate and Preparatory Committee. Mr Ho said the federation had tentatively scheduled for a delegation to visit Beijing in April, as it had in the past few years. 'But if by early next year everything has already settled down, we may decide to stay in the territory and get ready for the handover,' he said.