The Chief Executive will seek new legislators' views on how to boost the economy and create jobs. A spokeswoman said Tung Chee-hwa would also invite the legislators-elect to a gathering and dinner at Government House on June 10 to congratulate them. She said Mr Tung would start meeting the members in groups beginning in July. 'He looks forward to exchanging views with them on general matters of the SAR, and listening to their proposals to promote the economy and increase employment.' Despite calls for universal suffrage in 2000, Mr Tung has said the pace of democracy had already been set out in the Basic Law. A survey by a think-tank founded by Mr Tung's special adviser, Paul Yip Kwok-wah, found that the Legislative Council elections led to a surge in public confidence about the development of democracy. The public confidence index rose from 110.5 last month to 121.9 when the survey was conducted on Tuesday. The index was launched in January with a base figure of 100. The Hong Kong Policy Research Institute said that the increase showed that a democratically elected council would greatly boost public confidence in the future of democracy. The survey also found the index of public confidence over the performance of the legislature rose from last month's 135.2 to 147.2 this week. The term of the provisional legislature, which ended its last sitting in early April, expires at the end of next month. Financial Secretary Donald Tsang Yam-kuen will start a round of consultations over the 1999-2000 Budget expenditure starting next month. He will be meeting members of seven political parties and groups, including those newly elected to Legco.