Restaurant licence fees, market stall rentals, and tennis court and swimming pool hire charges are to be frozen for a year by the Provisional Urban Council. The freeze will cost the council some $80 million in lost revenue. Members approved the freeze on all its charges at its monthly meeting yesterday, to help counter the effects of the economic downturn. Member Tommy Cheung Yu-yan said the move might not keep sinking businesses afloat, but at least it would not place any extra burden on them. Some members, however, expressed worries about how to cover the shortfall and keep up the quality of services. 'Let's be realistic,' said Fred Li Wah-ming. 'We froze the fee increase so our revenue will go down. Now some don't want to ask the Government for more money. Where will the money come from?'