THE Government considered scrapping the three-day sessions of the special finance committee on the expenditure estimates for 1993-94 after low attendances earlier this month. Instead, it proposed that government officials could meet legislators at joint panel meetings. Legislators denied attendance was low, but said it was a waste of time for officials to be present three full days to answer questions. House committee chairman Mrs Elsie Tu told legislators yesterday Chief Secretary Sir David Ford had suggested the sessions could be absorbed into panel meetings to boost attendance. The special meetings, which had a total of 17 sessions, were held on March 17 to 19. According to statistics, the meeting held with the Secretary for Economic Services had the lowest turn-out rate.