Tung Chee-hwa should be paid more than the Governor because he was elected, a member of the panel studying the issue has hinted. Professor Lau Siu-kai said: 'As Mr Tung was returned by election, he has certain additional responsibilities and needs.' Professor Lau is a member of the independent commission studying payments for post-handover exco and legco members and for Mr Tung. 'There are additional needs for him to maintain the electoral support base by conducting more political and social networking,' Professor Lau said, referring to the naming of Mr Tung by the 400-member Selection Committee. His remuneration should therefore be 'different' to that of the Governor, he said. Mr Tung needed to conduct 'networking' in case he wanted to run for the post again when his five-year term ended, he said. Another factor was the extra costs to be incurred because Mr Tung had decided not to live in Government House, he said. Mr Tung's new housing arrangements would be a factor in determining the adjustments because there would be extra security costs, as well as other financial factors. Professor Lau said he thought there should be an official residence for the Chief Executive. Reference had also been made to the Governor's remuneration package. 'We have to ensure that our recommendations are reasonable to the public so that it will not sway Mr Tung's public support,' he said. The commission, which has finalised its recommendations on Mr Tung's pay package, is waiting for the Chief Executive-designate's office to put them in writing in a final report. A separate final report on the recommendations for remunerations of members of the executive council, the provisional legislature and the first legislature will also be submitted to Mr Tung. Ip Kwok-him, convenor of the provisional legislature's administrative matters sub-group, agreed that there should be a permanent official residence for the Chief Executive.