A provisional legislature sitting has been postponed to allow more time for members and officials to prepare amendments on the electoral bill. The meeting would probably last two days as more than 40 amendments are being prepared by members and the administration on the rules governing the next election. The Legislative Council Bill was originally scheduled to resume second and third readings on September 24. But the bills committee chairman, Ambrose Lau Hon-chuen, said amendments from both the Government and provisional legislators would not be ready in time. Members of the house committee agreed the sitting should be postponed until September 27. Separately, the Government proposed that provisional district boards in the New Territories be given more seats on the Election Committee. Principal Assistant Secretary for Constitutional Affairs Ho Chung-kee said district boards in the New Territories should have a larger share of votes because they had more representatives. According to the proposed amendments by the Government, National People's Congress deputies and provisional legislators could quit their ex-officio roles in the Election Committee. Unused seats would first be made available to Chinese People's Consultative Conference representatives and then the Provisional District Board members. But Chan Kam-lam from the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong said the arrangement was unfair. The public has been consulted on the wrong subject concerning taxi's services, provisional legislators said at the transport panel yesterday. Discussing the Transport Advisory Committee's consultation paper on licensing, Selina Chow Liang asked why the quality of taxi services was not stressed. Mrs Chow said the administration should be listing taxi malpractices and ways to improve the services instead of listing out options to change the taxi licensing system. 'Can changing the licensing system necessarily bring about improvements in taxi services? Otherwise, you may be working on the wrong issue and only affect the taxi drivers' living?'