An independent commission chaired by a pro-China businessman, Wong Po-yan, has been appointed by Tung Chee-hwa to recommend pay for executive and legislative councillors after the handover. Mr Tung said the six-member commission would make recommendations 'on the basis of the existing system' for paying members of Mr Tung's executive council, the provisional legislature and the first legislature. 'In making the recommendations, the independent commission should take into account the volume and nature of the business involved in these bodies. It should also consider the appropriate level of remuneration for those with multiple memberships on these bodies,' he said. 'The commission should also recommend whether there should be any changes after July to the remuneration packages for members of the executive council and the provisional legislature.' Mr Tung said the body should complete its findings as soon as possible. Other members are Chinese University sociologist Professor Lau Siu-kai, management consultant Thomas Leung Kwok-fai, accountant Anthony Wu Ting-yuk, district board member Chan Bing-woon and businessman Payson Cha Mou-sing. Mr Leung sat on the commission headed by former Exco member Professor Wang Gungwu and set up by Governor Chris Patten to review the amount paid to legislative councillors four years ago. Mr Wong is chairman of the Airport Authority and a former Legco member. The commission will serve a two-year term, starting today.