Disputes between the administration and the legislature could be better settled by a one-off court ruling, independent legislator Ambrose Cheung Wing-sum says. Mr Cheung, who plans to sponsor a motion discussing the relationship between the executive and legislative bodies, said it would be difficult for officials and legislators to argue whenever disagreements arose. 'The court has the power to interpret, for example, the rules of procedure and we should put all disputes to a judicial ruling after which we should all follow the court's judgment,' Mr Cheung said. In the long term, the Chief Executive and the administration's mandates should be strengthened, he said. 'The basis of mandate between Legco and the administration is so different at present, how can both respect each other's constitutional status? 'The Chief Executive could be directly elected in 2002 so that he would hold the same accountability as legislators. Powers and responsibilities should be balanced,' Mr Cheung said. 'I don't want to use the term ministerial system because the system might have different models. My idea is to increase the mandate of the Chief Executive and his men so they and the legislature can co-ordinate better.'