Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai, the provisional legislature president, admitted it would be difficult for the interim body to scrutinise the draft bill on right of abode without the Government's co-operation. 'If they can pass the bill to Mr Tung's office, it will obviously make things better. If they are not co-operative, we will face greater difficulty,' she said. 'But we must get it done anyway, although we have to put more effort into it. Nobody will gain from it.' Mrs Fan said it was up to the Government to say why it was not willing to co-operate with the interim body. 'The majority of respondents in recent polls hoped the Government would co-operate with the provisional legislature. But it insists on not doing so, so it is the Government which must explain,' she said. She believed it would not take too long for the provisional legislature to scrutinise the right of abode bill. 'I do not think it will be a controversial topic for us as we have already known about the policy for a long time. We will only be pointing out the technical and legal points,' Mrs Fan said. More legal advisers and staff were needed for the body to cope with the number of bills to be tabled, she said.