The failure to provide a copy of members' declarations for public scrutiny in Hong Kong has helped inject $3,384 into the purse of the provisional legislature's secretariat. Reporters spent up to six hours at the secretariat in the Huaxia Art Centre in Shenzhen photocopying the forms submitted by members. At 50 cents a page, the press spent hundreds of dollars on the photocopies. At one stage, the ink of the Xerox machine ran dry. Pauline Ng Man-wah, clerk to the provisional legislative council, admitted the move had caused inconvenience. A spokesman for the shadow body said legal advice was that a copy of the declarations could not be made public in Hong Kong.