The first draft law introduced to the provisional legislature will provide for special holidays following the handover. The Holidays (1997 and 1998) Bill will be tabled for its first reading by the chief executive-designate's office to the interim body in Shenzhen on Saturday, according to a paper to members from its clerk, Pauline Ng Man-wah. It provides for special holidays this year and general holidays in 1998. Chief Executive-designate Tung Chee-hwa decided on Tuesday to keep Sundays as public holidays, to retain 'the compensation leave' system, and to stipulate that July 1, July 2 and October 1 this year will be statutory holidays. Special Administrative Region public holidays will follow the Preparatory Committee's decision. Instead of gazetting the bill, the president of the interim body, Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai, has directed the bill be published as a notice in the South China Morning Post and a Chinese-language newspaper today. The proposed legislation will also be available on the Web site of www.plc-sec.org.hk for public scrutiny.