The provisional legislature would handle the Democratic Party's demand to enter the Legislative Council building on July 1 reasonably and fairly, the interim body's president, Rita Fan Hsu-tai, said yesterday. She told a public function she hoped that after the provisional legislature started to operate after the handover that more people would recognise it. At present, not many people were recognising the interim body as it held its meetings in Shenzhen. There were criticisms from the Government and public about its work, she said. Responding to the Democrats' demand to enter the Legislative Council building on July 1 to read out a declaration against the provisional legislature, she said the building would be under the management of the interim body according to the reunification bill. 'They should apply to the provisional body according to the law and we will deal with it fairly and reasonably.' Democrat Andrew Cheng Kar-foo said he disagreed with Mrs Fan as the interim body members would not have been sworn-in when Democratic Party members entered the building. 'My Legco identity card says my term is 1995-99. They [provisional legislature members] do not have constitutional status and I challenged her viewpoint.'