With support from members who also sit on the provisional legislature, Legco yesterday decided to set up a bills committee to scrutinise the holidays bill. The proposal was moved by Philip Wong Yu-hong in the House Committee yesterday, backed by Ambrose Lau Hon-chuen of the Hong Kong Progressive Alliance and Chan Kam-lam of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong. Mr Wong said the Government's unexpected move to gazette the holidays bill was due to political motives rather than necessity. 'I want to discuss with members the reasons why the Government brought the holidays bill to the council so suddenly when we are running out of time,' he said. The Government's bill, which specified July 1 and 2 as public holidays, was tabled for first reading in Legco last Wednesday. The bill was brought to Legco less than two weeks after a similar bill was put forward to the provisional legislature, kicking off the legislative function of the interim body. Democratic Party chairman Martin Lee Chu-ming said Mr Wong's suggestion to set up a bills committee was to delay the progress of the bill.