LEGISLATORS will be consulted before the Governor's top advisory body decides when to put the controversial electoral bill to the Legislative Council. Although officials have indicated the earliest possible date for tabling the electoral bill for the 1994-95 elections would be March 31, it is understood the Government is more likely to introduce the draft legislation to the law-making body on April 21. Such an arrangement is seen as a conciliatory gesture to China in the hope that Beijing may resume talks over Hongkong's future constitutional development. Executive Councillor Professor Felice Lieh-mak said the Council had set aside two dates, namely next Wednesday and April 21 as appropriate for handing the bill to legislators. But asked if April 21 was the deadline, Professor Lieh-mak said: ''That's not the case. We have to see how the situation develops.'' She said Exco members would meet Legco members in the next few days to gauge their views. Her colleague Ms Rosanna Wong Yick-ming said no timetable had been fixed on when to table the bill, but added that the views of the public and legislators would be listened to when making the decision. Secretary for Constitutional Affairs Mr Michael Sze Cho-cheung said next Wednesday would still be the first possible date to table the bill to the Legislative Council. He agreed that if the bill was not tabled next Wednesday, the next possible date would be April 21 when the Council resumed after the Easter break in the first two weeks of April. China has been incensed by Governor Mr Chris Patten's decision to gazette the bill on March 12. And the director of the State Council's Hongkong and Macau Affairs Office Mr Lu Ping has said it would be ''totally impossible and absolutely impossible'' for China and Britain to return to the negotiating table if the draft bill was tabled to Legco. Exco member Mr Raymond Ch'ien Kuo-fung yesterday said he had nothing to be afraid of when asked if they were worried about China's reactions to the introduction of the bill to the legislature. Vice-chairman of the United Democrats of Hongkong, Mr Yeung Sum, said it was very strange to hear that Exco was to listen to Legco as it rarely did that in the past. He said he hoped their views would not be considered only on a selective basis. Both Mr Yeung and Mr Zachary Wong Wai-yin of Meeting Point said the bill had to be introduced to Legco by the end of April at the latest. Liberal Party preparatory committee's chairman Mr Allen Lee Peng-fei said the Government should not refrain from the responsibility to decide when to table the bill to the Legislative Council. ''This is unprecedented for the Government to ask the Legislative Council when it should table the bill,'' he said. ''It's a bill drafted by the Government. The Government must decide when it should be tabled,'' he added. On the other hand, the party itself considered the bill could be tabled to the Legislative Council as late as the beginning of the next legislative session in October. ''I can't see why we have to rush through the bill before the end of this session,'' another legislator of the party, Mr Ronald Arculli, said. The party's constitutional affairs working group said in a statement yesterday that Britain should not insist on the issue of the status of Hongkong Government officials. The party was prepared to launch a signature campaign territory-wide to request Britain to break the deadlock. Meanwhile, Mr Lee also announced yesterday that he accepted his appointment by China in the second batch of Hongkong affairs advisers.