Tung Chee-hwa has been told to take public opinion into account in his maiden policy address on October 8. Public consultation should be the basis of the policy address, according to 80 per cent of respondents in a survey by the University of Hong Kong Social Sciences Research Centre. More than a third wanted a public forum or a question-and-answer session with Mr Tung before he finalises his policy. Provisional legislator Dominic Chan Choi-hi, who sponsored the survey, said his idea was to add public input to policy drafting. 'We want the Government to change the whole policy formulation procedure,' he said. He hoped Mr Tung would consult the public. The survey also showed that Mr Tung had accurately monitored the pulse of the community by making housing one of his policy priorities. More than 47 per cent of those questioned said housing should be the focus of Mr Tung's policy address, while only 1.3 per cent chose freedom and human rights as their main concern. The survey questioned 683 people aged over 18.